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									            CRP Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1                                                                                September 2009



ABOUT CRP                                                   CRP STAFF
The Community Reentry Project is an organization that       Lisa Calderon – Director
is committed to the reduction of recidivism in Denver
                                                            Willie Falls – Case Manager
through collaborative community efforts aimed at
facilitating successful reintegration for ex-offenders.     Lola Andrade-Mejias – Case Manager

CRP serves Denver Residents: Misdemeanor                    Angela Hardin – Case Manager
offenders or ordinance violators, 18 years and              Nadine Kerstetter – Client Manager
older, exiting or released from Denver City or
County Jail after having served 30 days or longer           Randy Craven – Therapist
are eligible.                                               Ben Reyes – Office Manager

Workshops CRP Offers
   Employment                                              STAFF SPOTLIGHT
   Housing                                                 Lisa M. Calderón is the Director of the Community
                                                            Reentry Project (CRP) and is a former full-time faculty
   Transportation                                          member of Metropolitan State College of Denver’s
                                                            Criminal Justice Department, the University of Colorado
   GED Preparation                                         at Boulder Women’s and Gender Studies Department,
                                                            and the University of Colorado at Denver’s Ethnic
   Reentry Jobseekers’ Workshops                           Studies Department. She holds a Master’s of Liberal
   Computer Job Search Classes                             Studies from the University of Denver, and a law
                                                            degree from the University of Colorado Law School.
   Relapse Prevention                                      She is a former legal director of a battered women’s
                                                            program where she established protection order clinics
   Cognitive Behavior Therapy                              and a 24-hour 7-day a week advocate response
                                                            network, as well as facilitating domestic violence
                                                            education trainings for victim advocates and law
                                                            enforcement officers. She has also been an antiracism
                                                            educator/facilitator for over 15 years. She grew up in
INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                           Denver and lives with her family in nearby Cole
                                                            Neighborhood. Lisa’s work at the CRP is motivated by
1     About CRP
                                                            her belief that people of color and poor people are
                                                            disproportionately criminalized, and that communities
1     CRP Staff                                             need to develop alternatives to incarceration based on
                                                            increased access to education, jobs and human
1     Staff Spotlight                                       services. She is a Commissioner with the Crime
                                                            Prevention and Control Commission, has served on
2     Calendar of Events                                    several non-profit boards, and has received several
                                                            awards for inspirational leadership.
2     FAQ




                                                  CRP Newsletter 1
CALENDAR              OF      EVENTS                               FAQ
THE PRODIGAL SON INITIATIVE                                        Q: “How can I reach the Community Reentry Project?”
PLACE:    UNITED MEDTHODIST CHURCH                                 A: The Community Reentry Project is located at 3030
          5209 MONTVIEW BLVD. DENVER, CO 80207                     Downing Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205. Our phone
          720-635-7085 OR 303-358-9455                             number is 720-865-2330.
TIME      MON-THUR: 3:00P.M. – 5:00P.M.
THE PRODIGAL SON INITIATIVE IS A 501C3 NON PROFIT                  Q: “Can I get to the Community Reentry Project using

ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS WITH AT RISK YOUTH, AFTER SCHOOL
                                                                   RTD?

PROGRAMMING AND MUCH MORE. WWW .PRODIALSONINC.ORG                  A: Yes. The 7, 28, 38 & 43 buses as well as the Light Rail
                                                                                th
                                                                   D-Line to 30 & Downing. The Community Reentry Project
TAX DOLLARS AND SENSE                                                                             th
                                                                   is located across from the 30 & Downing Park-n-Ride.
PLACE:    KING TRIMBLE CENTER
          2980 CURTIS STREET                                       Q: “What are the Community Reentry Project’s office
          DENVER, CO 80205                                         hours?
          TO RSVP PLEASE CALL 303-388-7030                         A: The Community Reentry Project is open Monday
TIME:     TUES. SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 / 6:00P.M. – 8:00P.M.           through Friday from 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
THE DENVER ASSET BUILDING COALITION (DABC) OFFERS
TRAINING TO HELP LOW -INCOME INDIVIDUALS AVOID FINANCIAL
                                                                   Q: “What do I have to do to enter the Community Reentry

PITFALLS SURROUNDING INCOME TAXES.             .                   Project?”

                                                                   A: First you have to be a Denver Resident 18 years or
HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAIN THE
TRAINER INSTITUTE                                                  older, who was just released from the Denver City or
                                                                   Denver County Jail after serving 30 days or more on a
PLACE:    TIVOLI STUDENT UNION, AURARIA CAMPUS
                      ST           ND                              misdemeanor. If you meet these requirements, you can
TIME:     OCTOBER 1        AND 2        2009
                                                                   walk-in during office hours, fill out an intake form and visit
FREE 1.5 DAY TRAIN-THE-TRAINER INSTITUTE ON THE HEALTH
                                                                   with a Case Manager to be entered into the program.
NEEDS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS, AND STATEWIDE AND

REGIONAL COORDINATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM                  Q: “When I was released, I couldn’t return home.” Can
SERVICES.                                                          you help me?

SUPPORT WHITTIER K-8                                               A: Yes. We can help you because we understand that

PLACE:    WHITTIER K-8 SCHOOL                                      when you come home, things are different. We can
            TH
          25 & DOWNING                                             provide you with temporary housing.

          DENVER, CO                                               Q: “Can you help me find a job?”
                                   TH
TIME:     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 , 2009 / 3:30P.M. – 6:30P.M.
                                                                   A: Yes. We have Reentry Jobseekers’ Workshops and
WHITTIER K-8 IS SPONSORING A “WALK FOR W HITTIER”.
                                                                   Computer Classes which assists with creating a resume
PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE
                                                                   and job searches. We also have a job posting board that is
CHILDREN OF W HITTIER K-8.
                                                                   updated regularly.

                                                                   Q: “Do you provide assistance with costs for court ordered
          COMMUNITY REENTRY PROJECT                                classes or court costs?”
        3030 DOWNING STREET, SUITE 100                             A: Depending on the circumstances, the Community
                  DENVER, CO 80205                                 Reentry Project may provide vouchers and or referrals’ to

                 PHONE: 720-865-2330                               help with these costs.

                  FAX: 720-865-2335
        WEBSITE: WWW.DENVERGOV.ORG/CRP




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