Urban Institute

Evaluation Background

Colorado: Colorado Department of Corrections

The Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) will use grant funds to develop and implement the Colorado Affirms Reentry Effort (CARE) Project, which will target 205 serious and violent offenders each year. This includes 60 adult offenders returning to the Denver area, 25 mentally ill adult offenders returning to El Paso County, 15 juveniles from the Youth Offender System returning to the Denver area, and 100 Division of Youth Corrections youth returning to the City and County of Denver. Through the CARE Project, CDOC will partner with various agencies to provide services in the areas of workforce participation, housing, family reunification, faith-based support, and mentoring.

Award Amount (3 year total): $2,000,000.00

Programs operated by the Colorado Department of Corrections:

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