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 »
June 9th: Mark Twain House & CPA Present: “WAITING FOR AN ECHO”
The Mark Twain House & Museum is teaming up with Community Partners in Action to present a discussion with Dr. Christine Montross about her new book, “WAITING FOR AN ECHO: The Madness of American Incarceration.” Wanda Wesley, Peer to Peer Case Manager for CPA’s Reentry Treatment Program, will facilitate the talk. This free, virtual event… Read more »
July 28th: Mark Twain House & CPA Present “BREATHING FIRE”
Mark Twain House and Community Partners in Action are hosting a discussion with author Jaime Lowe about her upcoming book “Breathing Fire: Female Inmates on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires.” CPA Executive Director Beth Hines will facilitate the discussion. This virtual, free event is Wednesday, July 28th from 7 to 8 pm. Learn more and… 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 »
CPA’s Barrows and Taylor Appointed to Community Engagement Board
Our employees are our strongest advocates for our participants’ rights and dignity. With this being National Women’s History Month, we are incredibly proud to announce the appointments of CPA’s Deb Barrows and Ann Taylor to the Community Engagement Board of the CT Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ). The board’s goal is to foster a… Read more »
Women’s History Month: A Talk with The Hon. Maureen Price-Boreland
March is National Women’s History Month. Community Partners in Action (CPA) is recognizing the many women who have shaped our history as leaders, employees, and participants.
Decision Making and Unconscious Bias Training: View On Demand
We were delighted to have The Honorable Richard Robinson, Chief Justice of the CT Supreme Court hold a fun and interactive training for CPA and our guests called “Decision Making and Unconscious Bias: Turning Off the Auto-Pilot”.
Interview: Leadership and Inclusion Boot Camp – Lessons Learned
As CPA embarks on our journey of self-examination through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CPA’s Deb Barrows and Noely Sanchez Velez reflect on their experience participating in the six-week “Leadership and Inclusion Boot Camp” offered by The CT Non-Profit Alliance back in Fall 2020.
Embracing Returning Citizens: Building Welcoming Communities – On Demand
Congratulations to Ron Houde, Elise Gonzalez, Liz Castle of the Hartford Public Library, and George Dillon of CPA’s Hartford Reentry Welcome Center for bringing together a great panel of speakers for the “Embracing Returning Citizens” kickoff event on February 23rd (View it on demand on the Library’s YouTube Channel).