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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Majority of our work has been in Denver but we are planning to expand and partner with Aurora. To make this possible we are currently looking for grant writers. If you or someone you know would be open to having a deeper discussion around this comment/message us! You can also send an email to April at aprilmyoung63@gmail.com
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11 months ago

Denver Justice Project

We are proud to say that HB19-1225, the legislation to end cash bail for petty offenses, passed UNANIMOUSLY out of the Colorado House today! The momentum is building toward winning this key change as it moves to the Senate.
Please call you state senators and tell them you want them to support this legislation! Don't know who you senator is? Find out quickly right here: leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator
#povertyisnotacrimeHB 19-1225 to end cash bail for petty and traffic violations just passed out of the House UNANIMOUSLY! As Elisabeth Epps from the Colorado Freedom Fund has said, "This is a start. It's a beautiful start," and one that would not have been possible without community support. Our sincere thanks to everyone involved in helping to ensure that poverty is not a crime.
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11 months ago

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Please join us and the Colorado Freedom Fund tomorrow at the Capitol for the push to end money bail in Colorado! No one should be kept in jail because they can't afford to buy their freedom. #povertyisnotacrimeJoin us at the Colorado State Capitol, join us as we work to bring our neighbors home, and (here’s the ask): please let us know if your organization is willing to sign on to our growing list of HB19-1225 supporters! #PovertyIsNotACrime #EndCashBail ... See MoreSee Less

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