Justice Organizations

You’ll find a list of state and national justice organizations in this section. These organizations can be a source of re-entry information via their websites, and some have regular meetings you and your family are welcome to attend. This information is usually found on a website’s calendar or announcements section. Please consider joining and supporting justice organizations.

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Advocates for Change

PO Box 103392, Denver CO 80250

Denver Metro, Southeast

Denver, Colorado Springs

Advocates for Change is a nonprofit advocacy group formed by families and loved ones of those charged and/or convicted of a sex offense. They believe that some of the best support comes from individuals and family members who have been through similar struggles. General meetings are held in Denver and Colorado Springs on a regular basis that offer informative speakers and a place to meet others who may have helpful information to offer. Meeting schedule and locations are posted on the website.

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Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Statewide

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change.

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Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Statewide

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is an international organization dedicated to making society safer by preventing sexual abuse. ATSA promotes sound research, effective evidence-based practice, informed public policy, and collaborative community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.

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Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Statewide

The mission of Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CADP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing smart alternatives in order to abolish capital punishment. It consists of concerned citizens, religious leaders, political leaders, criminal defense lawyers, and relatives of murder victims. Click on website to learn more and sign up for their newsletters.

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Common Justice

Statewide

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. The Common Justice model is restorative-justice based and works at the local and national level.

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Denver Justice Project

The Denver Justice Project (DJP) seeks to end mass incarceration, transform law enforcement, and seek racial justice. Click on the pdf link to see their booklet "Know Your Rights."

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Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

Good News places Christian chaplains in prisons and jail throughout the country. They've just launched a virtual gathering feature on their website. Click on the website link to go to that page. Then scroll down the page to the bottom for links to Canon City for Arrowhead Correctional Center and La Plata County Jail.

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Human Rights Defense Center

Statewide

The Human Rights Defense Center is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of the human rights of people held in U.S. detention facilities. They provide Prison Legal News as well as other information about advocacy and litigation. Click on Email List on their website to sign up for their free newsletter.

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Lessons for Life Ministries

Southeast

Colorado Springs

Lessons for Life works with people during and after incarceration to aid in their personal journey with God. This includes evangelism, discipleship, and leadership. Call for more information or you may email gary@garyskinner.com.

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National Council

100R Warren Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Statewide

The mission of the National Council is to end incarceration of women and girls. They do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward the shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice.

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Offender Alumni Association

Statewide

From their website, the Offender Alumni Association describes its mission as creating "a network of former offenders who inspire each other to reduce recidivism, develop healthy relationships within their communities, and provide opportunities for social, economic, and civic empowerment." Based in Alabama.

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REFORM Alliance

The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole. They are working to change laws, policies, hearts and minds. Click on their website to learn more and to connect. Their Facebook page is a good way to follow the group.

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represent Us

Statewide

represent Us brings conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to work on state and local laws that fix our broken elections system. They work to end political corruption, extremism and gridlock.

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Schools Not Prisons

Statewide

#SchoolsNotPrisons is an online community leading a campaign to end mass incarceration. The organization uses art, music, culture and activism as a means of messaging and partnering with communities that are hardest hit by mass incarceration. You can subscribe to their mailing list via their website, take action by submitting your story, and learn about their events. Their Facebook page is a good way to follow the group.

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The Marshall Project

Statewide

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit journalism website that provides criminal justice news from many different locations, all on one email delivered directly to you. Click on their website to subscribe for their free newsletter.

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Together Colorado

Statewide

Together Colorado is a nonpartisan, multi-racial and multi-faith community nonprofit organization. They have a criminal justice organizing campaign that we link to directly with the website link. Click on this to learn more and sign up for their emails.

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Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)

VOTE, or Voice of the Experienced, is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people, their families, and their allies. They work to restore civil rights to people impacted by the criminal justice system.

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Women Against Registry

Statewide

The vision of WAR is to abolish the sex offender registries across this nation. Women Against Registry also seeks to restore Life, Health and Freedom to all individuals who have been injured by the requirements of registration, especially innocent family members.

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