Transforming Safety Project:
Seeking Local Planning Team Members
A law was passed this year in the legislature to create reforms in the parole system that would also save the
state money. These savings from the state prison budget will be invested in strategies that strengthen and build
on the assets of communities as a way to prevent crime in the first place. The program focuses on two
communities for a three-year pilot – North Aurora and Southeast Colorado Springs – to demonstrate that this
approach can work. Both communities will receive $500,000 a year in small business lending and $1.3 million in
grants a year to nonprofits, education systems, and others to help meet priorities identified by the community.
Applications will be due on December 22, 2017
and we anticipate notifying selected team members by
January 4, 2018. Please know that all meetings will be open to the public and we will be sharing information
about what happens throughout the conversation at www.transformingsafety.org.