After months on the back burner, hours of reviewing footage, and numerous revisions, it's finally finished! The Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Victim Services Coordinator, Monica Chambers has produced an excellent short video with survivor/victim’s voices and their offenders. It helps the viewer understand the experiences of these particular participants of the restorative justice process known as High Risk Victim Offender Dialogs in the correctional setting. Read More
What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is an approach to crime and wrongdoing that not only engages victims, offenders and their affected communities, but it is in fact governed by these three stakeholders. Restorative justice is about turning our attention and resources toward first recognizing harms experienced through crime, and then creating the conditions for that harm to be repaired, with a focus on righting relationships which have been thrown out of balance through harmful actions.
The result: restorative justice is cost-effective, shows the highest rates of satisfaction (90%+ from victims, communities & offenders) and reduces the offender re-offense rate to 10%, down from a national average of 60% with conventional justice. Restorative Justice emphasizes the way in which crimes affect not only people, but also the community in which it occurs. Read More >>
Contact the Colorado Coordinating Council: Deb Witzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 625-5964.