A Message from Michelle Alexander:
"During my last trip to Denver this past November, I had the privilege and opportunity to meet the incredible youth and community leaders at VORP and I heard first-hand how my book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" has inspired them to do work to end mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline in their communities. I believe that the mass incarceration of people of color is the most critical human and civil rights issue facing the United States today, and I wrote this book to help raise consciousness, stimulate dialogue, and ultimately move people to take action. This is why I am so excited to be one of the sponsors of VORP's work, which is so critical in a state like Colorado where private prisons thrive and incarceration is deeply affecting communities of color. I call on each of you to support this important social justice and community organization and join the movement to create a new society which sees our young people as valuable assets... and which truly provides equal opportunity, freedom and self-determination for all communities."
To keep our kids out of jail by restoring relationships with self, family and community.
Social Justice. Inclusiveness. Community. Non-Violent Resolution of Conflict.
We envision a community where all our kids succeed in reaching their highest potential because they’ve had the opportunity to learn from their mistakes, gain the skills needed to deal with conflict, and never become involved in the Criminal Justice System.
VORP is proud to have reached a milestone of 20 years of service to over 1600 youth and their families in the Denver Metro Area!