Community Supported Jobs

Cross Purpose in Denver partners with businesses to provide quality candidates to fill high level jobs. The people coming out of this program are highly motivated and desperate to prove themselves. These leaders come from backgrounds of poverty or incarceration and businesses are finding they are exactly the right fit for their companies. I got Read more about Community Supported Jobs[…]

Jobs are Great, Careers are Better

With the increasing cost of rent in many cities across the country, jobs are not guaranteed to provide living wages anymore. In Denver  it is estimated you need to be making $15 per hour to afford to live. One of the main things preventing the formerly incarcerated from getting good paying jobs is job training Read more about Jobs are Great, Careers are Better[…]

Incarcerating Kids

Working with kids is hard. But working with incarcerated kids is the ultimate challenge and it is a growing problem. Many kids who have been incarcerated find their way into adult prison. To help us understand this issue and the kids involved I have invited Preston Adams from Youth for Christ to join me on Read more about Incarcerating Kids[…]

The Bail Project

Freedom should be free. It seems like a no brainer yet day after day people are being denied their right to freedom because they can’t pay bail. They end up sitting in jail until trial while they lose their jobs and cost taxpayers. The Bail Project was launched to turn the tide on this issue. Read more about The Bail Project[…]

“Rethinking Incarceration” – School to Prison Pipeline

Many factors contribute to our massive rates of incarceration and one of the most disturbing causes is the school to prison pipeline. Kids as young as preschool are being suspended and fast tracked to a life of incarceration. I have invited Dominique Gilliard, author of the new book “Rethinking Incarceration”, back on the show to Read more about “Rethinking Incarceration” – School to Prison Pipeline[…]

“Rethinking Incarceration” – The Role of the Church

“Punishment devoid of grace is not justice but vengeance.” This is one of many powerful quotes from the new book Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique Gilliard. And on todays show you get to hear from Dominique. We are discussing the role of the church in mass incarceration. You can connect with Dominique at his website DominiqueGilliard.com. Read more about “Rethinking Incarceration” – The Role of the Church[…]

False Confessions

If you didn’t commit a crime why would you confess to the police? It seems unreasonable to think that anyone would do such a thing yet it happens more than you can imagine. This is the premise of the Netflix Documentary Series “The Confession Tape.” On today’s episode, I am joined by Producer Kelly Loudenberg Read more about False Confessions[…]

Roberts Story

“They always say drugs and alcohol are the problem. And they are not, they are the solution. It’s not a very good solution but they are the solution to the problem and when we can find positive solutions for ourselves or for others I think that is the biggest thing keeping these guys here.” Those Read more about Roberts Story[…]

Activate Our Communities

Jobs are great but often for the working poor it is not enough to pull them out of generational poverty and if you have a felony it becomes that much more difficult. That is why we must focus not just on placing these people in a job but preparing them for a career. My guests Read more about Activate Our Communities[…]

A Spring of Hope

Hope comes in many forms and at Spring Back Colorado hope is measured in mattresses. Thousands of mattresses. I had a chance to tour their Denver facility and meet the amazing men who work tirelessly day in and day out to rebuild their lives. For them it’s not just a job. It’s a family. A Read more about A Spring of Hope[…]