Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Record Sealing Bill --TODAY

Record Sealing Bill Coming Before House Judicial Committee
Wednesday Febuary 7 House Judiciary Room 0122 at 1:30

Contact the Judiciary Committee

It only takes a moment to make your voice heard!! Send an email or make a phone call
that simply states that you support HB07-1107!! The links and phone numbers are provided
within this message. If you can show up on Wednesday at 1:30, please send a quick RSVP.
In Colorado, state law currently does not allow an adult to seal a criminal record.
This ensures that people convicted of a crime, no matter how long ago and no matter
how successful they are in life, will forever be stigmatized and possibly discriminated
against in housing and employment due to their criminal record. This bill can make a very
real difference in thousands of lives across the state.

Representative Mike Cerbo (D-Denver) introduced HB 07-1107 on January 15th that
would allow people to petition the court to seal a criminal record after 10 years following
the completion of a sentence or release from supervision. This bill is coming before the
House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday February 7 at 1:30.

In an effort to show support for this legislation please call the committee members and
attend the committee hearing so that they realize how serious this issue is.

For a list of Legislators to contact click here

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