Martin A. Gonzales

Martin A. Gonzales

Council Member

Email: martin.gonzales@judicial.state.co.us


Judge Gonzales is a fourth generation resident of the San Luis Valley. He attended the University of Colorado graduating with a BA in 1975 and obtained his JD from the University of Colorado Law School in 1978. He engaged in a general practice of law from that time until his appointment to the bench. Judge Gonzales served as Conejos County Attorney (1989-2001) and Costilla County Attorney (1996-2001) in addition to an extensive private civil practice. Judge Gonzales has always extensively involved himself in a variety of community activities, especially those involving mental health and children. He has served as a member of many non-profit boards including: the board of directors for the San Luis Valley Community Corrections Board, member the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center medical ethics committee, member of the board of directors of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, member of the board of directors of the San Luis Valley Comprehensive Mental Health Center, member of the Board of Managers of Sycare LLC and CHP LLC [mental health MAHAS]. He is presently on the 12th Judicial Community Corrections Board, 12th Judicial Juvenile services committee, and the 12th Judicial Access to Justice Committee. He first was appointed on the bench when asked to serve as Juvenile Magistrate for the 12th Judicial District from 1997 until his appointment as Alamosa County Judge effective January 9, 2001. As the Juvenile Magistrate a specialized juvenile docket was created which reduce ADP of detentions by more than 50%. He was appointed to the District Court bench in August 2007. Judge Gonzales was appointed in 2015, by Chief Justice Nancy Rice, as a result of HB15-1094.

Restorative Justice Colorado Council Documents

2014 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report 2014 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report (373 KB)

2014 Legislative Report 2014 Legislative Report (1009 KB)

2015 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report 2015 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report (785 KB)

2015 Focus Group Work Presentation 2015 Focus Group Work Presentation (1421 KB)

2018 RJ Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report 2018 RJ Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report (941 KB)

5 R's of Restorative Justice 5 R's of Restorative Justice (89 KB)

Annual Report on Implementation of HB 2013-1254 Annual Report on Implementation of HB 2013-1254 (394 KB)

Colorado Restorative Justice Council Recommended Guidelines for Training in Restorative Practices Colorado Restorative Justice Council Recommended Guidelines for Training in Restorative Practices (52 KB)

Cost Analysis of Colorado’s Restorative Juvenile Justice Pilot Programs Cost Analysis of Colorado’s Restorative Juvenile Justice Pilot Programs (1268 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions for Juvenile Restorative Justice Diversion Funding Application FY 18 Frequently Asked Questions for Juvenile Restorative Justice Diversion Funding Application FY 18 (85 KB)

Juvenile RJ Diversion funding App FY 18 Juvenile RJ Diversion funding App FY 18 (93 KB)

OMNI Restorative Justice Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report 2020 OMNI Restorative Justice Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report 2020 (2482 KB)

Restorative Justice Evaluation Final Report_Executive Summary 2020 Restorative Justice Evaluation Final Report_Executive Summary 2020 (279 KB)

Restorative Justice Evaluation Report FY 2017 Restorative Justice Evaluation Report FY 2017 (1352 KB)

Restorative Justice History Restorative Justice History (4279 KB)

Restorative Justice Pilot January 2016 Report Restorative Justice Pilot January 2016 Report (673 KB)

RJ Council Action Plan 2015 RJ Council Action Plan 2015 (24 KB)

RJ Council Annual Report 2013 RJ Council Annual Report 2013 (1377 KB)

RJ Council By-Laws RJ Council By-Laws (693 KB)

RJ Council Guidelines and Practices for Addressing Complaints and Conflict RJ Council Guidelines and Practices for Addressing Complaints and Conflict (119 KB)

RJ Council’s Statement On Racial Justice RJ Council’s Statement On Racial Justice (89 KB)

RJ In Colorado - General Info RJ In Colorado - General Info (367 KB)

RJ Models Definitions RJ Models Definitions (145 KB)

RJ Pilot Report - July 2016 RJ Pilot Report - July 2016 (550 KB)

RJTC Training Plan RJTC Training Plan (376 KB)

SCAO Funded RJ Program Compliance Guide 2015 - 2016 SCAO Funded RJ Program Compliance Guide 2015 - 2016 (578 KB)

STATE OF THE STATE Restorative Justice in Colorado – June 2019 STATE OF THE STATE Restorative Justice in Colorado – June 2019 (2387 KB)

State RJ Council 3-5 Year Strategic Plan August 2019 State RJ Council 3-5 Year Strategic Plan August 2019 (55 KB)

Victims Centeredness in RJ March 2015 Victims Centeredness in RJ March 2015 (751 KB)

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