The FOCUS Mission: FOCUS is a reentry mentoring program, proactive in its dedication to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety. It is committed to assisting the offenders enrolled in its program to first stabilize their lives on release from jail and then to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Once basic needs are secured, self-sufficiency is gained not only through exploring better job possibilities, establishing a long term home, finding additional opportunities for skill training/career, or identifying educational opportunities, but also through supporting better mental health, modeling and encouraging self-confidence, and providing ways and means to self empowerment.
FOCUS is an exceptionally effective reentry program. In contrast to the national average of 70% of offenders returning to jail and prison within one year of release, FOCUS has a 17% recidivism rate. That means that 8 out of 10 FOCUS clients DO NOT return to jail.
Due to cuts in Federal funding, FOCUS projects a 2013 shortfall. FOCUS intends to continue offering reentry support to ex-offenders in Boulder County but we can only do so with continued community support. Please Make a Donation Which Can Change a Life and Make Boulder County Safer.
To help this program thrive and grow send checks to: CNDC/FOCUS, 3700 Baseline Rd., Boulder CO 80303.
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The Collaborative Community (parent organization of FOCUS Offender Reentry Mentoring) is sad to announce the departure of its long-time Executive Director, Tania Leontov. … [Read More...]