Videos, Podcasts and Ted Talks

Bryan Stevenson – We Need to Talk About an Injustice

Wendy Lindley – The High Price of Criminalizing Mental Illness

Adam Foss – A Prosecutor’s Vision for a Better Justice System


Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown – Empathy


Brene Brown – Vulnerability

Marlon Peterson – Am I Not Human? A Call for Criminal Justice Reform

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With(in) Episode 1: The Shift

On our very first episode of With(in) our hosts, Denise, Draper, and Ashley sit down with the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), Dean Williams. Mr. Williams was appointed to lead the CDOC by Governor Jared Polis in January of 2019. In today’s episode, he outlines his plans to implement normalization efforts within the state’s prisons and discusses why now is the time to make this shift. Drawing on his experience with Alaska’s Department of Corrections and from prison system models in Norway, Mr. Williams explains his position on rehabilitation, care, and why and for whom prisons exist.


Journal Articles

Stigmatization of sex offenders – READ MORE

Beyond Responsivity; Client Service Engagement in Reentry Demonstration Program – READ MORE


Featured Films

Untouchable

When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.

Winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival

Winner of the jury prize at the Berkshire International Film Festival

Winner of the SIMA Impact Award for Transparency

http://www.untouchablefilm.com/about-the-film/

The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man is a cinematic retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, intertwined with contemporary and poignant true testimonies of personal and sexual brokenness.  These two genres are combined as never before to reveal the compassionate heart of God the father for his sons and daughters illuminating an age-old truth: Shame is not a barrier to God’s love, but a bridge to absolute transformation, victory, freedom, and hope.

The film features emotional interviews with real people going through their mess and subsequent healing and includes expert witnesses of such men as William Paul Young, author of the NY Times best-selling novel “The Shack”, Dan Allender, Ph.D. author of “The Wounded Heart” and Spoken Word Artist Jackie

Hill Perry.  All of that is interwoven with a production-rich “prodigal son” narrative story shot in Hawaii.

https://www.heartofmanmovie.com/