RISE is a is a collaborative effort among members of the Denver community based providers, the Denver County Jail, and Colorado Department of Human Services - Office of Behavioral Health.
The Empowerment Program provides weekly trips to the Denver County Jails to record mothers and fathers as they read stories to their children. The CD and book are then sent to the child or children to enjoy over and over the sounds of their parents as they fall asleep. This
Outreach and diversion activities are provided in county jails, in Denver County Courtroom 2300, in communities throughout the Denver metropolitan area and at the other service provider locations. Incarcerated women will receive pre-release and transition support, resource development and referrals to community resources and treatment prior to their release.