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[…]

Mentors Change Lives

Tony Ortiz rebuilt his life after incarceration and after years of hard work and training he was able to launch his own company. It gave him independence and a way to support his family. He has also invested his time as a mentor with Youth for Christ Denver. Tony invests into young people by employing Read more about Mentors Change Lives[…]

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” – 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[…]

The Plea Deal

It’s estimated that about 98% of the accused never see their day in court because they have chosen to use a plea deal. Generally it is used to reduce their sentence or to plead to lesser charges. But in other cases someone might choose a plea deal to not financially strain their families. To discuss Read more about The Plea Deal[…]