On any given day, approximately 125,000 people in Colorado are either incarcerated or living under some other form of criminal justice supervision, costing the state well over $1 billion per year (not including local government spending on police, prosecutors, municipal courts, and jails). Far too many of these individuals are:
- People of color
- Convicted of nonviolent offenses
- Struggling with addiction or mental illness
- Parents to young children
This injustice must stop.
CCJRC4Action was created by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition to help eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance new approaches to community health and safety that are effective, just, and equitable.