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
Labor market information
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.
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.
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
Participant Information - Learn more about the Pathway Home Program and eligibility requirements. Click on the relevant area below to find out more:
Submit a Referral - Do you have a program or individual who may be interested in this work? Please submit a referral here.
For more information on the Colorado Pathway Home project and/or the desire to participate, please contact:
Sherman Swafford (CDLE)
Heith Jackson (CDOC)
Melissa Smith (CDOC)