Colorado Pathway
Home Grant

Colorado Pathway Home - Reentry Resource for Justice-Involved Individuals

The Colorado Pathway Home program will provide pre and post-release employment and training services to justice-involved individuals. Services will be provided to individuals who are likely to relocate to the 5-county Denver Metropolitan Area and the El Paso/Teller County areas upon release. Workforce areas will use a Workforce Navigator model to build a scalable and collaborative program that provides workforce support services tailored to their needs. A single case manager will work with them up to six months prior to their release and after to ensure continuity in services. Services provided may include:

  • Career exploration assessments

  • Soft skills

  • Resume writing

  • Labor market information

  • Interview techniques

  • Supportive services

Apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships will be the core model for pre-release training as those programs are job and employer-driven and provide solid employment opportunities for participants. Colorado’s Pathway Home program is 100 percent funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through awards totaling $3.9 million dollars.

A skilled worker and his supervisor with their masks on


In addition to a partnership with DOC and local areas, CDLE will partner with several entities across the state to help provide training, evaluations, supportive services, and other tasks necessary to administer this work.

Partners include:

  • CDHS - Colorado Department of Human Services

  • MHC/MHA - Mental Health Colorado/Mental Health America

  • Skillful - Skillful, a Markle Initiative

  • Local workforce - A/DWorks, Arapahoe County Sheriff, Denver Workforce, Douglas County Sheriff, and Pikes Peak Workforce

  • Remerg (recidivism resource hub)

  • Center for Employment Opportunities

  • Clay Dean Electric

  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation



For more information on the Colorado Pathway Home project and/or the desire to participate, please contact:

Logo - Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

Sherman Swafford (CDLE)

Logo - Colorado Department of Corrections

Heith Jackson (CDOC)

Logo - Colorado Department of Corrections

Melissa Smith (CDOC)