Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Community Partners in Action is proud of the diversity of our organization. Over 80% of our participants, three-fourths of our employees, and close to half of our board are people of color. Women represent over half of our organization. Our staff and board members include people with lived experience in the criminal justice system and… Read more »
Video on Demand: “BREATHING FIRE” hosted by Mark Twain House and CPA
On July 28th, the Mark Twain House & Museum and Community Partners in Action (CPA) hosted a discussion with author Jaime Lowe and CPA Executive Director Beth Hines about Jaime’s book “Breathing Fire: Female Inmates on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires.” Close to 90 people attended this fascinating discussion. You can still watch the 1-hour… Read more »
Criminal Justice Bills Passed in 2021
During the 2021 legislative session, we witnessed the passing of an unprecedented number of bills that continue the reinvention of the criminal justice system in Connecticut.
Prison Arts Program 42nd Annual Show Opens July 24th
Mark Twain House & Museum- July 24 – December 31, 2021
As LGBTQ+ Pride Month Comes to a Close
As Pride Month 2021 comes to a close, we want to thank our donors, supporters, and community partners, who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, for believing in our mission.
Video On Demand: “Mission Moment: Reentry Welcome Centers”
CPA Executive Director Beth Hines talks about Community Partners in Action’s history and programs, with a special focus on our Reentry Welcome Centers and how community members can get involved through our Reentry Backpack Program.
Video On-Demand: Mark Twain House & CPA Event “WAITING FOR AN ECHO”
The Mark Twain House & Museum and Community Partners in Action teamed up to present a fascinating discussion with Dr. Christine Montross about her new book, “WAITING FOR AN ECHO: The Madness of American Incarceration.” Gordon Lyde, Peer to Peer Case Manager for CPA’s Reentry Treatment Program, was our facilitator.
Collaborating: A Specialized Approach to Working with Women.
In this short panel discussion, you will get an in-depth understanding of the specialized approach work with women in our Alternative in the Community Programs (AICs). These Gender-Responsive Case Managers use research-based techniques found to be most effective for women, especially when addressing trauma and mental health. Our panelists are Janira Parks-Middleton, Hartford AIC, Bianca… Read more »
Reentry Welcome Center featured on News Channel 8
On May 2nd, CPA’s Hartford Reentry Welcome Center was featured on the News Channel 8 program, “This Week in CT with Dennis House”.
Accountability is Won for George Floyd
As millions worldwide breathed a sigh of relief that the Minneapolis officer will be held accountable for his actions, we must remember that George Floyd took his last breath because of police violence. If it wasn’t for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s decisions to select the legal team, add murder charges, and work on the… Read more »
Violence Against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Must Stop
Community Partners in Action condemns the marked rise of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We are horrified by the mass shootings at three Atlanta area spas that left eight people dead and one victim fighting for his life. Investigators are still determining the motivation that led to the killings; however, we can’t ignore… Read more »