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.
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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. ..

Does RJ work? District Attorney Stan Garnett thinks so

HB13-1254 initiated restorative justice in four juvenile diversion pilot programs through District Attorney’s office in CO. Almost three years after these programs started using restorative justice success and satisfaction of participants and District Attorney Stan Garnett are evident. In an article from the Boulder Daily Camera, Mitchell Byars reports that recidivism is down and satisfaction for victims who participate in restorative justice processes is 100%. http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30695015/restorative-justice-helping-boulder-county-juvenile-offenders  ..

Restorative Culture in School unifies students post-election

Restorative Culture in School unifies students post-election

Heightened emotions, disconnects and unknowns litter communities, schools and families in this post-election atmosphere of the U.S. But in places where school leaders have been pro-active in developing a restorative culture for their school using trauma-informed care, restorative practices and sharing supportive resources there has been little disruption. Restorative school climate provides a safe place for students and adults to talk about their perspectives respectfully.  ..

RJ case studies from facilitator's perspective

My name is Chris Dinnan, and I am one of the many recent newcomers to Colorado. My wife and I moved here in August of this year because we love it, yes, but mostly because both of our children (and now two grand-children) live here. We had lived in Vermont for almost 30 years prior to this move. ..

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