Today, CCJRC includes over 112 organizations and faith communities and over 6,800 individual members throughout the state. CCJRC has intentionally built a diverse, bi-partisan coalition that includes criminal justice reform organizations, educators, students, prisoners, former prisoners, prisoners' family members, attorneys, mental health advocates, substance abuse treatment providers, racial justice advocates, victims advocates, child welfare professionals, various faith communities, fiscal conservatives, civil libertarians, business owners, and women's organizations.
Become an Endorser
If you know of or belong to an organization or faith community that might be interested in joining the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an endorser packet or you can download the documents from below.
Coalition Supporter Agreement PDF (60k)
Coalition Supporter Agreement Word (54k)
Current Endorsing Organizations/Faith Communities
The following is a current listing of the organizations and faith communities that make up the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.
The state paid private prisons over $90 million this year to house 5,000 state prisoners.
The odds of a male born in 2001 going to prison during his lifetime are: 1 in 3 for African Americans, 1 in 6 for Latinos, and 1 in 17 for Caucasians.
90% of women in prison were assessed to be in need of substance abuse treatment.
Every year, 28% of people who are sent to prison were revoked for a technical violation of parole.
The United States incarcerates more people for drug offenses, than the European Union does for all offenses combined.
69% of people in Colorado prisons for drug offenses, are people of color.
The DOC projects that by 2008, 1 out of 5 people in Colorado prisons will suffer from a serious mental illness.
Colorado prison population has grown 604% since 1980, while the population of the state grew 59%.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men sent to prison were convicted of a drug offense.
Currently, 45 people a day are admitted to prison in Colorado.
The Dept of Corrections budget is $703 million, up from $70 million in 1985.