We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that prides itself in transforming the lives of people with criminal histories and the community’s perception of the incarcerated population. Our holistic approach includes an in-facility career education program, community engagement, re-entry support, a fair opportunity hiring program, and criminal justice advocacy initiatives. We believe in humans, and in our shared humanity because we know that every person deserves to be seen, heard, and challenged to rise above their past to break through to a better tomorrow. We believe in humans and our shared humanity. A person is more than their past—and we can redefine our futures for the better. Change doesn’t just happen; it’s made. Through compassion, connection, and community, we empower individuals who have been incarcerated to embrace new possibilities and realize their true potential. Because old limitations and outdated perceptions are meant to be challenged. At this time, Breakthrough only offers services to our program graduates. If you are a Breakthrough (formerly Defy Colorado) graduate and released from prison, please contact us to learn more about the type of help we offer on the outside.

Phone: 720-722-6465


Hours: M-F: 9am-5pm by appointment only

Address: 1644 Platte St, Ste. 400, Denver, CO 80202

Additional Info: formerly Defy Colorado

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