“Reducing Recidivism Through Education”
We help former offenders make the transition from trouble to success. Whether students are just thinking about going to college or are already enrolled, HOPE Bridge offers a support system to help them complete their education and get started in a rewarding career.
People who have been in trouble with the law have a chance to turn their lives around by attending Pueblo Community College, and going through HOPE makes the process easier and more fulfilling. We help our students become the people they wanted to be before they were sidetracked.
Students who qualify for HOPE:
- Have made one or more mistakes with the law and/or are on probation or parole
- Are referred by one of our partner agencies:
- Probation or Parole Officer
- Intervention Inc.
- Community Corrections
- Other referral agencies that deal with probation and/or parole
- Are able to test at a 9th grade level or higher in reading, math, and language tests
- Interview with the Program Director to determine goals, desire, and ability to complete the program
There is no cost to students for attending the HOPE program, but there is a wealth of benefits. Students make valuable connections with staff who become mentors and references, and they receive referrals for networking resources within the college and community. Students also work on math,
English, and reading skills to avoid remedial courses and get a head start on academic success.
There’s HOPE for the future!
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-DJ-BX-0316 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in the document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.