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).


  • 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
    Fax: 720.887.2001
    Map to Facility 

    Shawn Laughlin

    Detention Division
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    David Walts

    Detention Division  
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