Category: CPA NEWS
Justice Reform Update: CT Latino Network
Maricela Baez of CT Latino News interviewed CPA Executive Director for their online news show, CTLN Opinion+. Maricela and Beth discuss the latest justice reform updates in Connecticut, CPA’s new Waterbury Reentry Welcome Center, and other services we provide throughout the state.
Kayla Callahan Named Program Operations Director for Reentry and Community Service Programs
We are thrilled to announce that Kayla Callahan is joining Community Partners in Action’s Executive Team as a Program Operations Director. In her role, she will oversee our Reentry Welcome Centers, Resettlement Program, Work Release Program, and Community Service Program at Hartford Community Court. Kayla has been with CPA since 2012. Prior to her promotion,… Read more »
Art from Prison Inspires Teen Poets
Local teens, ages 14-18 participating in the Greater Hartford Arts Council “Neighborhood Studios: Write to the Point” summer program visited The Mark Twain House & Museum. The teens chose artworks from our 2020/2021 Prison Arts Program Annual Show at Mark Twain House to inspire their poetry writings, with powerful results! Check out poetry and the… 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.
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”.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »