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Voices For Justice
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL EVENING!
CCJRC has been successfully advocating for sensible criminal justice reform in Colorado for more than a decade. We were founded in 1999 when Senator Dorothy Rupert, in alliance with Representative Penfield Tate, introduced legislation calling for a three-year halt on prison expansion and the creation of a task force on sentencing reform. Today, CCJRC includes more than 100 community organizations and faith communities and nearly 6,500 individual members statewide. We have worked diligently over the years to develop criminal justice policies and grassroots campaigns that effectively promote public safety and rehabilitation while reducing the prison population.
The Rupert Tate Game Changer Award honors its two co-founders and their prescience in challenging the criminal justice
status quo in Colorado. This year, we are honoring Lisa Caldéron for her invaluable contribution to criminal justice reform.
It is a great honor to extend the Rupert Tate Game Changer Award award to
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2012 Voices for Justice Event
We would like to extend our appreciation to all of you who attended or supported the 2012 Voices for Justice event. The evening was lovely and both the silent and live auctions were wonderfully successful. We had the opportunity to give our inaugural award 'The Rupert-Tate Game Changer Award' to the two former legislators for whom it is named. Their vision for criminal justice reform served as the impetus for the creation of CCJRC.
In 1999, Senator Dorothy Rupert (Boulder) and then Representative Penfield Tate (Denver) sponsored legislation (SB 99-95) calling for a three year halt on prison expansion and the creation of a task force to explore effective alternatives to incarceration. Although the bill was unsuccessful, the campaign launched CCJRC's efforts to build a statewide, grassroots movement for criminal justice reform. Dorothy Rupert and Penfield Tate graciously accepted their awards. They had a vision in 1999 that was on-point but ahead of its time. It seems perfectly fitting that CCJRC would circle back to the leaders who inspired our inception and honor all that they helped achieve.
Hassan Latif lent us his wit and passion for CCJRC as the MC for the evening and we were honored to have Kris Dafni and Khalil Halim as our keynote speakers.
Check out some of the pictures from our 2012 event:
Photos from the 2010 CCJRC Miniature Golf Tournament
SB 176 Signing at the Capitol
Michelle Alexander author of The New Jim Crow, will be in Denver Feb. 22-24.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 – 7-9pm – Public Forum – Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Avenue (near the corner of Montview & Glencoe), Denver. Professor Alexander will present: A Challenge to the Denver Community. Dr. Rachel Harding will moderate a panel discussion and open a community response period. Panelists include Michelle Alexander, Christie Donner, Executive Director of CCJRC and Francisco Gallardo of GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project).
Listen to the event:
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The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Sentencing Reform in the 2011 Colorado General Assembly
Audio: Sentencing Reform in the 2011 Colorado General Assembly
On Tuesday, February 8th the Independence Institute's Justice Policy Initiative, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, and the Pew Center on the States came together again to hold a panel event at the University Club to discuss the work by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and sentencing reform in 2011. Despite the bad weather, a large crowd showed up to listen to the expert panelists give their take on what the Colorado legislature might have in store this legislative session.
Panelists included Colorado State Representative and CCJJ member Mark Waller, Colorado State Senator and CCJJ drug policy task force member Pat Steadman, Maureen Cain, Policy Director Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and CCJJ task force member, Tom Raynes, Executive Director, Colorado District Attorneys Council, and CCJJ member, Christie Donner, Executive Director of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.
For those of you unable to make it, we've compiled the presentations by each speaker in individual podcasts. Feel free to download these podcasts and share them with others who might be interested. Additionally, here is a link to the pictures presented in slide show format.
Introductory remarks by Mike Krause of the Independence Institute's Justice Policy Initiative.
Panelist #1: Colorado State Senator and CCJJ drug policy task force member Pat Steadman.
Panelist #2: Colorado State Representative and CCJJ member Mark Waller.
Panelist #3: Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorneys Council Tom Raynes.
Panelist #4: Policy Director of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and CCJJ task force member Maureen Cain.
Panelist #5: Executive Director of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Christie Donner.
CCJRC Meeting Dates
If you are interested in attending these meetings to support CCJRC's agenda through the Commissions, please contact Christie Donner through CCJRC's website, for more information regarding your interest area and who your CCJRC staff contact will be.
If you are interested in more information for your own benefit, about either of these Commissions, please respond to their links below.
Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice
Click the link below for the Commission's 2012 meeting schedule, agenda, and meeting minutes.
Denver Crime Prevention & Control Commission
There are also a number of subcommittees that meet.
You can find find the 2010 meeting schedule at the link below.