Henry Price, Civic Engagement Organizer
Start Date: 2020
Henry Price has been working as an advocate for criminal justice reform by volunteering his time between organizations that work closely with the community from a grassroots approach. In January of 2020 Henry joined the CCJRC family as its Civic Engagement Organizer to help offset the negative consequences on individuals and their families, of being justice involved and advocate for the restorative practices necessary to help alleviate the victimization and trauma felt by the communities impacted by these crimes. Henry's passion for this work stems from his upbringing in the City of St. Louis, as well as his nearly ten years of incarceration in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a nonviolent drug offense. Henry also lends time to community efforts through facilitation around fair and affordable housing, voter registration, education, as well as assisting with the development of programs for communities that have been the most affected by mass incarceration.
Jasmine Ross, Civic Engagement Field Canvasser Assistant
Start Date: 2018
Jasmine is originally from Haiti, she was adopted and came to Denver as a child. She graduated from the Denver School of the Arts and learned about CCJRC while at Metro State. In 2017 she was a part-time field canvasser during the 2017 Aurora City Council elections.
Terri Hurst, Policy Coordinator
Start Date: 2014
Terri Hurst, MSW has over 15 years of experience in behavioral health, public health and drug policy reform. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Human Services from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Terri joined the CCJRC team in 2014 and manages our Take Care Health Matters campaign. Her previous work has included improving access to health care services, in particular substance use disorder and mental health treatment. She has also provided direct services to injection drug users and justice involved people. She currently serves as the Board Chair of the Harm Reduction Action Center, Denver's largest syringe access program, and has been a board member since 2008. In her ideal world, all drugs would be decriminalized, drug use would be treated as a public health issue, not a criminal one and anyone who wanted behavioral health treatment would be able to access it on demand.
Juston Cooper, Deputy Director
Start Date: 2014
Juston L. Cooper, M.P.A. is a native of Denver Colorado and is CCJRC's Deputy Director. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing from Metropolitan State University. He has a proven record of success with state and local elected officials in political engagement strategy, policy planning and development, organizational development, budgeting, collaboration and coalition building, facilitation, strategic planning and management. He has been instrumental to the public sector in addressing criminal justice reform and has an extended career with non-profit agencies committed to systems integration, juvenile justice and youth intervention initiatives. He's committed to bring together state and city departments and partner agency leadership to align programs, services and investments to best serve Colorado's underserved communities. Specifically, he focuses on promoting leadership, education and advocacy for justice.
Christie Donner, Executive Director
Start Date: 1999
Christie Donner is CCJRC's Executive Director and founder. She has over fifteen years of experience working in criminal justice reform advocacy, community organizing, policy research, and lobbying. Christie co-authored Parenting from Prison: A Resource Guide for Incarcerated Parents in Colorado. She is also the co-author of CCJRC's publication Getting On After Getting Out: A Re-Entry Guide for Colorado. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Pam Clifton, Communications Coordinator
Pam Clifton is CCJRC's Communications Coordinator. She studied psychology and sociology at the University of Colorado and University of Washington. Pam joined the staff at CCJRC because of her desire to see drug laws changed, parole laws reformed, and the warehousing of people in Colorado stopped. She has spent the last eleven years working as a supervisor for a local fundraising organization that raised money for many non-profit and political organizations around the country. She served seven years in prison in Colorado for a minor drug conviction and successfully completed parole in 2005.