Colorado High Impact VOD Programs Get a Boost

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. ..

Building Implementation Capacity for Restorative Justice in CO

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: ..

Funding for Restorative Justice Programs that Keep Juveniles Out of the Justice System

Funding for Restorative Justice Programs that Keep Juveniles Out of the Justice System

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.

Support for Crime Victims

Colorado supports victim-centered restorative justice practices. This means restorative justice practitioners hold the care and concern for victims of crime as primary when preparing for and conducting a restorative justice process. ..

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