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).
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 »
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 »