Ending recidivism in Colorado, one resource at a time.

The mission of Remerg is to stop the revolving door of recidivism, one resource at a time. Our vision is a world where people released from incarceration are able to restart successfully and never go back.

There are enough barriers to starting over–navigating resources shouldn’t have to be one of them. Our re-entry website, Remerg.com, provides verified resources updated on a regular basis. Remerg.com also identifies gatekeepers when appropriate, provides informational videos, and incorporates navigation and mobility tools.

In short, we connect people released from prison and jail to resources and information they need, when they need it. By doing so, Remerg.com fosters agency, supports success, and ultimately helps to reduce the rate of recidivism in Colorado.

The need to reduce recidivism is in the numbers.

Percentage of people released from Colorado’s prisons re-incarcerated within three years

Estimated cost of a single incidence of recidivism

Percentage of people incarcerated in our prisons released back to our communities

Meet Remerg

Carol Peeples

Founder & Executive Director

At one time a teacher in public and private schools, executive director and founder Carol Peeples became interested in mass incarceration after teaching in a prison and developing the first two editions of Getting On After Getting Out: A Reentry Guide for Colorado, which was the first written statewide re-entry guide for Colorado. Both experiences inspired the passion Carol has for the field of re-entry from jail and prison, specifically in fostering success and creating connections to the community. Carol founded Remerg in 2015 in order to create remerg.com, a re-entry specific website for people coming out of jail and prison in Colorado, which is the nonprofit’s first project. Carol recently sat down with a videographer, who produced this film for Remerg.

KYLE HANSEN

BOARD CO-CHAIR

Kyle has built and sold several businesses and is the CEO and Founder of Outward Hound. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and prides himself on his ability to spend time with his family, on various hobbies, and with several nonprofits. Kyle gives back by using his business acumen to guide Remerg’s development and ability to foster success and reduce recidivism in Colorado.

JHIL MARQUANTTE

BOARD CO-CHAIR

Jhil is a property manager for SWAN Enterprises and Consulting and an active volunteer in the community. Jhil brings over 25 years of personal experience in Colorado’s state prisons, lending insight into what is needed for successful re-entry and bridging the distance between those who have been incarcerated and organizations like Remerg that want to reach and help justice-involved members of our society. Jhil’s experience since his release from prison is an inspiration to all who meet him.

JAMES SCHULTZ

BOARD TREASURER

Jim retired as division vice-president of Performance Development for Walgreens Corporation and now specializes in human capital strategy development. He was President of the Illinois Occupational Skills Standards and Credentialing Committee and teaches graduate courses for the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. Tikkun olam, a signature theme of Jewish tradition, refers to repair of the world. Jim serves on the board of Remerg because the work strikes him as “the perfect route to that end.”

MARGOT PLOTZ-RODRIGUEZ

BOARD SECRETARY

Margot is a Senior Director for Basis Policy Research, an independent research firm specializing in applied research in K-12 education, where she specializes in project management and business development. Margot wants to break the cycle of incarceration from the perspective of a parent and knows that successful parents have children with a better chance to succeed in the world.

BILL LENNON

BOARD MEMBER

Bill is a computer engineer with Nordstrom supporting their credit business. While competing in a computer programming contest hosted by the state of Colorado, Bill researched the problems faced by those currently and formerly incarcerated, an eye-opening moment for Bill about this societal issue. Bill brings his tech skills to the remerg.com goal of providing re-entry information for free to tens of thousands of people whenever they need it.

DIANNE TRAMUTOLA-LAWSON

BOARD MEMBER

Dianne is the founder and chair of the Colorado chapter of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CO-CURE) and the chair of National-CURE, headquartered in Washington, DC. Dianne also serves as a citizen member on the Denver Community Corrections Board and the Denver Sheriff Department Advisory Board. In addition, Dianne has been an active member of the American Correctional Association since 1999, serving on numerous committees. Because of her extensive experience, Dianne appreciates the need for a free online re-entry website and is one of the nonprofit’s most ardent supporters.

In Memory of Tina Yankee

Reverend Tina Yankee brought passion and force to our board of directors. As the executive director of Turnabout for 14 years, she and her team connected 30,000 people to employment after incarceration. For many years, Tina was also a Community Pastor for Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Denver and provided religious services at Denver County Jail. Most recently, she chaired the Criminal Justice Task Force for the Colorado Council of Churches. Just days before her death on October 6, 2018, Tina was developing a project to address the dual societal issues of recidivism and income inequality. We miss Tina’s fierce spirit and dedicate Remerg.com to her.

Join the Cause

Please support our effort to help people succeed with a one-time or recurring donation of any amount. Donations are easy to make through Paypal, or you may send a check payable to Remerg at PO Box 18463, Denver, Colorado 80218. Because Remerg is a 501(c)(3) organization, every donation is tax deductible. Our FEIN number is 82-1801077. You may read more about us on Candid (Guidestar). https://www.guidestar.org/profile/82-1801077

Make a Donation

We are incredibly grateful for the support of the following foundations that believed in our effort and funded us early on:

Contact Us

If you would like to be added to Remerg.com as a Colorado resource, need to update your organization’s information, or if you would like to help our effort to reduce recidivism in Colorado, please contact us!

Remerg

(303) 548-3395

[email protected]

PO Box 18463

Denver, CO 80218


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Remerg, PO Box 18463, Denver, CO, 80218, http://www.remerg.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact