In 2011, Colorado state law created new opportunities for victims of crime in the form of High Impact Victim Offender Dialogues. High Impact VODs offer victims and survivors of serious, violent crimes the opportunity to meet face to face with the offender in their case for a facilitated dialogue process. The outcomes of these cases in the CO Department of Corrections have been overwhelmingly successful. ..
My name is Joanne Esch; I first began working in restorative justice in 2009 at the Longmont Community Justice Partnership and have remained passionate about RJ ever since. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Communication Department at CU Boulder and my research focuses on restorative justice and implementation science. My dissertation aims to identify drivers and barriers to successful RJ implementation in criminal justice contexts. With support from the RJ Council and the assistance of implementers around the state, I am investigating questions such as: ..
Keeping juveniles out of the justice system with restorative justice practices? ..
The Colorado School Safety Resource Center just released their Restorative Practices Guide for Schools, districts and people interested in developing school-based restorative justice practices. ..
On Tuesday, February 14th 2017 at 1:30 pm there will be a hearing in the Colorado State Capitol in room 0114 on proposed restorative justice
legislation. The House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on the “RJ Communications bill” which can be viewed in the original draft form at
The Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council) is pleased to announce an opportunity to apply for funding for Restorative Justice programs that
keep juveniles out of the justice system. This funding comes from the RJ Cash Fund and totals $800,000 for fiscal year ’18 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).
It will support both currently funded programs at a reduced amount and new programs. Requests must be completed and submitted by all interested parties
by the end of business March 31, 2017. For detailed information please click here.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had the tools to make your colleagues and clients happier in meetings? How would like to empower them to do the heavy lifting at those meetings? ..
Full Day Training On Circles of Support and Accountability – CoSA’s for sex offenders and other high-risk and need populations. ..