Homelessness, employment, and voting can present considerable challenges for those with criminal record. The sentencing scheme in Colorado is unnecessarily harsh and is long overdue for reform. The focus on punishment rather than restorative and transformative justice undermines long-term public safety and the health of our communities. AWP is building alliances with other individuals and organization in Colorado working on these very important, related issues, so that we can help strengthen broader efforts at bringing the system of mass incarceration to an end.