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 »
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).
Attend the 2021 Reentry Advocacy Forum #4
The Connecticut Reentry Collaborative Policy Working Group is hosting the fourth and final virtual forum to highlight its 2021 Reentry Legislative Priorities.
Deborah Rogala Named New Director of Operations
We are thrilled to announce that Deborah Rogala, LCSW, was named Director of Operations for Community Partners in Action (CPA). In this new position for our agency, Deb and her team of Program Operations Directors will oversee CPA’s 12 adult and juvenile programs throughout Connecticut. For over 25 years, Deb has worked directly with women… Read more »
James Greene, A Force in Criminal Justice Reform
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Attorney James Greene, a former Program Director for CPA in the 1970s and 80s. During the years when we still were called the Connecticut Prison Association, Jim was a pioneer in the development of community-based programs for people involved in the criminal justice system, with… Read more »
Implicit Bias and the US Capitol Invasion
A Message from Beth Hines, Executive Director Our work at Community Partners in Action is very much about prison reform and respecting human dignity, but it is much more. The January 6th events in Washington D.C. are a stark reminder of two of our Country’s root problems — systemic racism and implicit bias — and… Read more »
On-Demand: CPA 145th Annual Meeting 2020
The Virtual 145th Annual Meeting of Community Partners in Action was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 115 people joined us as we celebrated and recognized our supporters, participants, funders, donors, volunteers, staff, and community partners who helped us get through an unprecedented and challenging year for all. You can view this year’s Annual Meeting… Read more »
If You Believe, Please Give.
2020 was a year that no one could have ever predicted. And we could not have gotten through it without you. People in our programs face many personal challenges and barriers because of their past. Now COVID-19 has turned their already complex world upside down.
Basic Needs Drive: Amazon Charity Lists
Join us in the spirit of giving by making an in-kind gift from one of the Amazon Charity Lists for Community Partners in Action. To view the lists, log into Amazon Smile (or sign up), select Community Partners in Action as your charity, and you will have access to our Amazon Charity Lists.