Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

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Organizational Endorsers

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 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.

Alexandria Temple of Universal Metaphysics   Denver
ACLU of Colorado   Denver
American Friends Service Committee   Denver
Amnesty International   Denver
Arapahoe House   Thornton
Bayaud Industries, Inc.   Denver
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church   Denver
Boulder Green Alliance   Boulder
Boulder Unity Church   Boulder
Brother Jeff's Cultural Center & Cafe   Denver
Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church   Denver
Carbondale Clay Center   Carbondale
Catholic Charities   Denver
Cell Door Magazine   Mancos
Center for Justice, Peace and Environment   Fort Collins
CHARG Resource Center   Denver
Charity's House Ministries   Centennial
Christian Men's Resource Center   Denver
Coloradans Against the Death Penalty   Denver
Colorado Anti-Violence Program   Denver
Colorado Black Women for Political Action   Denver
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence   Denver
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless  


Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association   Denver
Colorado Cuba Information Project   Denver
Colorado CURE   Denver
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition   Denver
Colorado New Jewish Agenda   Denver
Colorado NOW   Denver
Colorado Progressive Coalition   Denver
Colorado Vincentian Volunteers   Denver
Colorado West Regional Mental Health   Glenwood Springs
Colorado Women's Agenda   Denver
Compassionate Use Respects Everyone   Boulder
Conflict Center   Denver
The Council   Denver
Cynergetics Institute   Colorado Springs
Denver Harm Reduction Project   Denver
Denver Inner City Parish   Denver
Denver Justice & Peace Commission   Denver
Denver Women's Commission  


Earthwalker Property Solutions

Elephant Circle




End the Politics of Cruelty   Denver
Fatherhood Coalition of Metro Denver   Denver
First Congregational Church, UCC (Justice & Peace Committee)   Colorado Springs
FOCUS Reentry   Boulder
Fort Collins Mennonite Conference   Fort Collins
Free Speech TV   Boulder
Gray Panthers of Colorado   Denver
Harm Reduction Project   Salt Lake City, UT
High Desert Greens   Glade Park
It Takes A Village   Aurora
Jobs with Justice   Englewood
Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP   Denver
Law Offices of Phil Cherner   Denver
Left Hand Book Collective   Boulder
Libertarian Party of Colorado   Arvada
Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry   Denver
Mighty Muse Writing Project   Colorado Springs
Mountain Forum for Peace   Nederland
NAACP Region IV Prison Project   Denver
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill   Littleton
National Lawyers' Guild   Denver
Neighborhood Rites of Passage   Denver
New Foundations   Denver
Northern Colorado CURE   Fort Collins
Northern Colorado Social Legislation Network   Fort Collins
Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives   Denver
Padres Unidos   Denver
PeaceJam Foundation   Arvada
Peacemaker Institute   Boulder
Pendulum Foundation   Colorado Springs
Physicians for Social Responsibility   Denver
Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission   Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church   Colorado Springs
Poudre Valley Greens   Fort Collins
Prison Dharma Network   Boulder
Progress Now Action   Denver
Reclaim Democracy   Boulder
Rocky Mountain Mennonite Conference   Pueblo
Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center   Boulder
Safer Choice   Denver
Saint Mary's Cathedral   Colorado Springs
Saint Thomas of Acquinas Univ. Parish (Social Concerns Committee)   Boulder
San Luis Valley Christian Comm. Services   Alamosa
San Luis Valley Welfare Advocates   Alamosa
School Mediation Center   Boulder
Sensible Colorado   Denver
Sopris Greens   Carbondale
Southern Colorado CURE   Peyton
Stout Street Foundation – Serenity Program   Commerce City
Summit Greens   Breckenridge
Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C.   Denver
Under the Umbrella   Aurora
Urban League of Denver   Denver
Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region   Colorado Springs
Victim Offender Reconciliation Program   Boulder
Victim Offender Reconciliation Program   Denver
Vincentian Center for Spirituality & Work  


Washington Park UCC   Denver
Weld County Partners   Greeley
Women United for Justice Community   Boulder
Women's Empowerment Program   Denver
Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom   Boulder
Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom   Greeley
Women's Lobby   Denver
Word is Out Women's Bookstore   Boulder
Youth Transformation Center   Colorado Springs


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.