Guiding Documents For Restorative Justice Practices In CO Up For Review

Guiding Documents For Restorative Justice Practices In CO Up For Review

Each year the RJ Council makes a time for the RJ Community to review and provide comment on the living documents that guide our restorative justice practices in CO. These documents include the Training Guidelines, Facilitator Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice and the newly created and adopted Restorative Practices in Schools Guide. The feedback and comments are taken into consideration by the RJ Council and may be integrated into updated versions of these documents in order to keep them relevant to the work of practitioners, consultants and trainers as well as people planning to implement and begin using restorative justice practices.

For the month of November, RJ Directory Members are asked to review and provide comments on the RJ Training Guidelines, Facilitator Code of Conduct and Standards of Practice along with the newly adopted Restorative Practices in Schools Guide. These documents will be front and center on www.rjcolorado.org with a link to provide comments. If you are a member of the RJ Directory, please read these documents and provide your thoughts and comments on the blog page. The comments will be reviewed by a committee of the RJ Council and considered for adoption at their December meeting.

Members of the RJ Directory have a profile within that repository where they are asked to identify whether or not they abide by these documents. When Members have agreed to abide by the guiding documents they come up on a search accordingly. This is intended to let people searching the directory know what to expect from the listed programs and practitioners. The RJ Council is not a governing body and does not oversee the work of members. This is a way that the RJ Community can hold each other accountable to a standard of practice and a level of fidelity with flexibility to adapt their programmatic development to their specific needs.

If you have questions about this please contact Deb Witzel deb.witzel@judicial.state.co.us.

The RJ Council meetings are open meetings. If you would like to attend one of the RJ Council meetings please inform Deb Witzel deb.witzel@judicial.state.co.us at least a week prior to the meeting. The next meeting will be December 16th, 2016 at the Boulder Justice Center, 1777 6th Boulder CO 80302. Please let Deb know if you have specific agenda items you would like to discuss with the RJ Council when you inform her that you will be attending the meeting.

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