Renewing Hope Restoring Trust Rebuilding Self-worth
The Reentry Initiative recently hosted
The Future of Criminal Justice Reform
Moderated by Michael Dougherty, Boulder County District Attorney our panelists included:
- Juston Cooper, Deputy Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC)
- Annett James, President, NAACP Boulder County Branch
- Doreen Jokerst, Chief, CU Boulder Police
- Dean Williams, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections
What is The Reentry Initiative?
Founded in 2016, The Reentry Initiative is recognized for its unique, evidence-based process supporting individuals who are reentering the community from incarceration. In just three short years, TRI has evolved into a full-service organization offering a six-month pre-release course inside Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, followed by post-release wraparound services offered in both Longmont and Denver. Our Longmont-based Welcome Back Center provides these services along with the TRI House which is a home to women on parole in Longmont.
Based in Boulder County, Colorado, The Reentry Initiative empowers individuals as they transition from incarceration to a fulfilling and meaningful life. TRI is 1 of 19 reentry programs in Colorado funded by WAGEES to work with men and women parolees. Upon release we provide classes on self-sufficiency and connects participants with mentors and resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as housing and employment. TRI is one of two programs in the state working with female inmates and the only one in Boulder County offering comprehensive wraparound services.
Why do we do what we do?
Because . . . No matter what mistakes people have made, they can positively transform their lives and regain respect. We believe:
if given support, treatment and responsibility, people can break the cycle of crime and incarceration.
that with the tools, individuals can change their lives, their communities and their stories.
in justice that restores and heals.