About Denver Justice Project

History. Denver Justice Project formed in 2015 through a community-led effort to recall then Denver District Attorney (DA) Mitch Morrissey for his lack of prosecuting police officers who assaulted or murdered community members. While that effort did not result in recalling the DA, it was successful as it from it emerged a coalition determined to achieve meaningful lasting improvement for people’s lives by transforming the criminal legal system.

Mission. The Denver Justice Project (DJP) works with historically marginalized communities to address systemic racism by transforming law enforcement and the structure of the criminal justice system through intersectional movement building, direct action, advocacy, and collaborative education.

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We are proud to say that Bill 19-0029 passed 10-0 in Denver City Council earlier this week! As a result, Denver's civilian oversight of police will have more teeth to use in holding law enforcement accountable and ensuring that there is transparency in the disciplinary process. We are not at all done with the changes needed in this city, but we can and do celebrate this small victory in the larger fight.

THANK YOU to all of you who testified in support of the bill, to those who contacted your council people, and to all the organizations that joined the truly grassroots coalition that helped get this legislation over the finish line. But even more, DJP has much love and solidarity for all those who worked for these important changes over the YEARS that it took to make this change. We are proud of the community effort that went into this win, and we remain heartbroken for all the people hurt in the past by Denver law enforcement who still have never gotten justice.
#NotDoneYet #DenverDeservesBetter
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Today in Aurora Municipal Court our close friend, DJP member, and Colorado Freedom Fund crusader Elisabeth Epps finally lost her 3 year battle for her freedom. We are sad to report she was sentenced to 28 days in jail today for a highly questionable charge of interfering with police - essentially back talking an officer who was not in a good mood. We need people like her free and uplifted by her community so that she can in turn uplift them, but instead our "justice" system has taken away her freedom to "teach her a lesson." We are disgusted.
#FreeElisabeth #NothingToLoseButOurChains
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Grand Opening tomorrow morning.!!! Come join friends, family and community. The ribbon cutting is at 7:00am ... See MoreSee Less

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