Education & Development Programs

Recidivism: a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior, especially: relapse into criminal behavior

Incarcerated individuals in Broomfield’s Detention Center are breaking the cycle of crime by learning new skills and how to modify their behavior to become better neighbors through collaborative programming with the library and other departments at The City and County of Broomfield. This collaboration worked to establish a framework for providing prosocial programs that encourage participants to contribute, collaborate and problem solve in a non-judgemental environment. 

Studies conducted over the last two decades indicate that education programs reduce recidivism and translate into reductions in crime, savings to taxpayers, and long-term contributions to the safety and well-being of the communities to which formerly incarcerated people return (Prison Studies Project).

CLASSES INCLUDE

  • Creative Writing/Poetry
    (most recent edition of Writing Workshop Collection of participant work - Kites. audio recording)
  • Confident Parenting
  • Hands-on Maker skills (paper circuits, art bots)
  • Voting Rights for Former Offenders
  • Job Readiness
  • Broomfield Community Art Project - Behind the Mask

Detention Classes


Contact Us

  1. Broomfield Detention Center 11600 Ridge Parkway 
    Broomfield, CO 80021 
    720.887.2000 
    Fax: 720.887.2001 
    Map to Facility 

    Annie Miller
    Administrative Technician
    Detention Division   
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    CeCe Totten
    Administrative Technician
    Detention Division   
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    Tom Hartmann
    Commander 
    Detention Division  
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    Shawn Laughlin
    Commander
    Detention Division 
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