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.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Former Jeffco DA Starts Defense Practice

Former Jefferson County district attorney Dave Thomas announced today that he is going into private practice.

Thomas most recently was executive director of the Colorado District Attorneys Council. Thomas also ran unsuccessful campaigns for Congress and was just elected to serve on the Jefferson County School Board.

He was district attorney in Jefferson County for 12 years before leaving office in 2005 due to term limits.

Thomas and defense attorney Maureen O'Brien are partners in the new law firm. O'Brien is president-elect of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Rocky Mountain News