Focus’ pilot program, The Women’s Resiliency Project, completed it’s first successful trial!
The Women’s Resiliency Project will continue to be offered at the jail in order to help women cultivate the attitudes and skills necessary for successful reentry. Through a series of workshops incarcerated women practically engage in the topics of relationships, addiction, and the power of resilience.
FOCUS mentors serve as a bridge in the offenders’ transition back into society, helping them to stabilize, rebuild their lives and eventually achieve self-sufficiency. We utilize only highly trained mentors to help their mentees (incarcerated adults over the age of 18) cope with the demands of … [Read More...]
Colorado’s decision to prohibit the placement of people with mental illness in solitary confinement lends hope to those suffering in the criminal justice system. The horrific stories that reach the headlines (such as Evan Ebel who murdered former Colorado DOC Director Tom Clements, or the mass shooting that took place at the Aurora Mall) undermine the need to treat the underlining mental illness, and lead to the … [Read More...]