Curbing recidivism through empowerment and support

50 percent of individuals released from incarceration in Colorado will return to prison within three years. Our programs reduce recidivism (a return to criminal behavior), keeping families together and improving public safety.

Life-Line gang disengagement and re-entry programs

gang disengagement | employment readiness | The Parish | Denver, COSuccessful re-entry and gang disengagement requires a holistic approach and an understanding of the self-reinforcing addictive factors that attract people to gangs and other criminal activities.

The Life-Line program at The Parish works with clients of all ages who struggle with substance abuse and/or transitioning out of gangs or incarceration. Services available through Life-Line include counseling, critical mentoring, intensive case management, pro-social activities, resource connection, system navigation, career exploration, life skills, and job readiness training.

Evolving Fathers

Evolving Fathers is a program that uplifts, encourages, and equips fathers of all kinds and ages with the skills and resources they need to be great parents. In weekly one-on-one sessions and monthly group gatherings, participants learn how to play an active and involved role in the lives of their children, navigate child welfare and child support systems, obtain and maintain employment, and support each other as they work to be the best fathers they can be.

Monthly group meetings are held every 2nd Thursday at 6:30pm at College View Community Center. Due to confidentiality practices, we are not able to accommodate drop-ins – please contact us if you are interested in joining our program. All Evolving Fathers services are provided at no cost to participants.

To learn more about Evolving Fathers, contact us at 303-350-5565 or email

Sources and further reading:

Colorado Department of Corrections, FY16 Statistical Report

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, Incarceration Crisis in Colorado, People Impacted