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WHO WE ARE

We’re people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both who advocate and organize for public safety strategies that are more effective and just.

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MAKING CHANGE

Through a new vision and an aggressive agenda, we’re advancing a broader debate and design of public health, safety and funding strategies through collective action.

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FIND HELP

CCJRC is here to help people who are impacted by crime and the criminal justice system and to help navigate the criminal justice and health care systems.

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NEWS

CCJRC ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Early bird tickets available June 1-23! Sept. 27, 2017, we will celebrate our ninth annual night of fun and fundraising with an open bar, delicious food, and a magnificent silent auction at Mile High Station in Denver, CO.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and we welcome auction donations of goods and services.

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CAN I VOTE?

Many people believe that once you have a criminal record you can never vote in Colorado. This is not true! CCJRC provides statewide voter education that focuses exclusively on people with criminal records.

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TAKE ACTION AT THE CAPITOL

CCJRC is a well-respected and effective voice at the state Capitol and ensures that people directly impacted participate in the design and debate around criminal justice policy and state budget priorities.

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Incarceration Crisis in Colorado

Over the past 35 years, the state prison budget has exploded by almost 1288% and we’ve seen an unprecedented growth in the prison population.

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People Impacted

When you combine the closing of mental health facilities with a war on drugs, you get an enormous ripple effect across our communities.

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Public Safety That Works

We’re often ignoring alternative strategies that do work to prevent crime. For example, research shows that higher levels of household income are associated with lower rates of intimate partner violence against women.

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Compromising Our Children’s Futures

The unprecedented growth in prison spending is one of the reasons that Colorado ranks at the bottom of states for public investment in education.

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