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RJ Colorado Funded Site www.bouldercounty.org/safety/court/pages/juvedivprogram.aspx

Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice, Office of the District Attorney, 20th Judicial District

The Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice (CPRJ) in the Boulder County District Attorney's Office is an accountability and prevention program which offers young offenders who are taking accountability for their actions an alternative to formal prosecution through either filed or pre-filed diversion. Early interventions, risk assessment, and individualized case planning are used to match communityservices to the young person’s needs in order to reduce future criminality, while also holding them accountable to those harmed. CPRJ usesrestorative justice (RJ)asa complement to diversion supervision and is therefore able to provide services and supports for youth with high needs while also striving to make RJas accessible as possible for harmed individuals and responsible youth. Victims and community members are empowered to participate in anRJconference that gives them a voice in the process and outcome, and the person who committed the offense is given the opportunity to take responsibility in a meaningful way and to repair the harm created by their actions.

CPRJ values collaboration and partners with many Boulder County agencies and nonprofits, including Boulder County IMPACT (Integrated Managed Partnership for Adolescent and Child Treatment) and five community RJ providers: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Community Mediation Services, Community Restorative Justice Partnership, Erie Police Department, and Nederland’s Teens, Inc.

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RJ Colorado Funded Site restorativeprograms.org/

District Attorney’s Office 12th Judicial District

The District Attorney’s Office for the 12th Judicial District in collaboration with The Center for Restorative Programs provides diversion opportunities for juvenile first time offenders.

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RJ Colorado Funded Site www.fullcirclerj.net

Full Circle Restorative Justice

FCRJ works to implement restorative practices in the Schools and Justice System by promoting a peaceful Community Justice approach to Conflict Resolution; while helping repair the harm caused by criminal behaviors through a Restorative Justice process which holds offenders accountable, and empowers and heals victims and communities.

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RJ Colorado Funded Site www.lpys.org

La Plata Youth Services

La Plata Youth Services’ (LPYS) mission is to support and advocate for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court. LPYS’ ultimate vision is that all youth are empowered and have the support and resources they need to strengthen their well-being and engage positively in their community. Youth enter our doors when referred by juvenile justice to our diversion program or by schools to our truancy program. We will also consider parent referrals. Our programs include: Assessment, Individualized Case Management, Restorative Justice, Substance Abuse Group Counseling and other Teen-Centered Groups, Service Learning, Pro-Social Activities, Summer Programs, Parent Coaching, and Community-Based, Collaborative Programs including Collaborative Management, Therapeutic Mentorship, and the Community-in-Schools Partnership. In 2015, LPYS was named Non-Profit of the Year by the Durango Chamber of Commerce.

The Community-in-Schools Partnership program (CISP) began in the 2015-16 schoolyear at Miller Middle School (MMS) and includes key student support staff that meet and collaborate regularly. These staff members include a Check & Connect Mentor, School Counselors, the Principal, Assistant Principal, Community-Based Therapist, RP Youth Advocate (LPYS), RP Program Director (LPYS), and Restorative Justice Coordinator (LPYS). The group also works closely with the School Resource Officer, School Social Worker, Title VII Coordinator, School-Based Mental Health Provider, SPED Instructor, teachers and support staff to improve service delivery and overall school climate. Juvenile Restorative Justice Diversion Funding will allow the CISP team at MMS to add a designated Restorative Justice Coordinator in the 2016-17 schoolyear. This person will be housed at MMS and work with staff to implement both prevention and intervention practices. These will include ongoing trainings for staff, creating common language, facilitating RJ circles, and consulting with other schools on how to incorporate restorative practices. The RJ coordinator will work closely with staff responsible for discipline and respond to undesired behavior to handle these issues in an immediate and productive manor with the overall goal being less referrals to law enforcement and lowering the number of suspensions and expulsions. Although this position will effect change on a school wide level, efforts will be focused on underserved populations such as youth of color, youth living in low socio economic environments, and youth experiencing transience.

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RJ Colorado Funded Site www.sitecomingsoon.com

Restorative Justice Community Council

We are providing restorative practice services to youth ages 10-21, to include community conferencing circles, with the intent of offering (in the future) a RETURN program to youth exiting the Division of Youth Corrections and returning to their communities.

Mission: We are committed to a restorative and balanced approach to crime and conflict that promotes justice and resolution for victims, reparation for the community, and accountability, personal development and re-integration of the offender into productive community life.

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RJ Colorado Funded Site www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/DistrictAttorney/

Weld County District Attorney’s Office Diversion Program, 19th Judicial District

In accordance with Restorative Justice legislation, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office Diversion Program is partially funded as a Pilot Site for Juvenile Diversion RJ Programming. Prior to the implementation of this legislation, there was no formal RJ Programming in Weld County. A partnership with local non-profit Youth and Family Connections (YFC) was created as a result. The District Attorney’s Office refers suitable Juvenile Diversion participants to the Weld County Restorative Justice program operating within the YFC Organization. Weld County RJ staff coordinate volunteers and arrange facilitation of RJ Processes. RJ processes that Weld County RJ offers include Restorative Justice Conference Circles, Restore Shoplifting Conferences, and Rethinking Substances; the latter being funded by Senate Bill 94 when it was determined that RJ could be an appropriate response to substance use by juveniles in the community.

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