Take Care Health Matters is a project of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC). CCJRC works to help justice involved people connect with needed health care coverage and services. Founded in 1999, CCJRC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety.
Better access to health care not only improves the quality of life for individuals, it is also essential in the decades-long effort to end the “war on drugs” and anchor drug policy more appropriately into health care and harm reduction strategies and dramatically less in criminal justice. In 2013, CCJRC launched our Take Care Health Matters project to specifically improve health care coverage and access for justice involved people.