The 2016 Colorado Restorative Justice Conference Is Coming Up Soon

The 2016 Colorado Restorative Justice Conference Is Coming Up Soon

Get ready for a look through the Restorative Lens at:

  • Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) in Colorado- A 25 year history
  • The trials and triumphs of real people who have participated in RJP – Our Stories
  • A telescopic view of what’s out there for CO and RJP in schools, the justice system and communities

There will be great opportunities for everyone interested in Restorative Justice Practices from the new-comers to long-timers, students, parents and school personnel, law enforcement and lawyers, justice system leaders and the curious community members…

The Premier Restorative Justice Film Festival will provide tools and insights into how to communicate our work.


After you register you can make your hotel reservations.

Marriot Hotel Rooms for the RJ Conference Rate = $125.

There are additional rooming options available at The Antlers starting at $139.

Just let them know you are making reservations for the 2016 RJ Conference.

2016 Colorado RJ Conference


September 25th

Holding HandsA student led practicum on Sunday afternoon with a collaborative of high school students who have experienced and practice restorative in their schools successfully. Come learn from them and dive into the real stories and real applications of restorative practices in schools.

September 26th

Dr. Jaiya JohnDr. Jaiya John was born into foster care in New Mexico, and has served organizations, agencies, schools, and initiatives globally for 26 years. He is an internationally recognized speaker, author, poet, spoken word artist, and youth mentor. Jaiya is the founder of Soul Water Rising, a global human mission that has donated thousands of Jaiya’s books in support of social healing, and offers scholarships to displaced and vulnerable youth. He is a former professor of social psychology at Howard University, has authored numerous books, and has addressed over half a million professionals, parents, and youth worldwide. Jaiya is a National Science Foundation fellow, and holds doctorate and master’s degrees in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus on intergroup relations and identity development. As an undergraduate, he attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he studied Tibetan Holistic Medicine through independent research with Tibetan doctors.

September 27th

Anjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MACAnjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MAC is an organizational consultant and state-licensed drug and alcohol treatment provider in Colorado. As a consultant and trainer, she designs and delivers a variety of trainings in the fields of implementation science; organizational development; skills for effective supervision; evidence based practice; adult and juvenile assessment; group facilitation skills; curriculum building; cognitive skill-building; and basic and advanced Motivational Interviewing. She serves as an expert consultant to the Colorado SBIRT program providing coaching and training to agencies across the state as well as a consultant for the Evidence-based Practice Implementation for Capacity (EPIC) project in Colorado. She co-authored Probation and Parole Treatment Planner published by Wiley (2003), Interlock Enhancement Counseling (2012), and two books on Motivational Interviewing published by the National Institute of Corrections.

September 28th

Wednesday will be a true RJ Community event. This morning plenary session is designed with Liberating Structures and Playback Theatre West for all attendees to celebrate learning, engage as the RJ community and be a part of planning the next steps for RJ in CO with creativity, humor, insights and stories.

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