Mary McGhee

Mary McGhee

Council Member

Email: mvmblackdogs@gmail.com


Mary V. McGhee has spent her career in public service in both local and state government as well as serving in multiple leadership roles on public and non-profit boards at the local, state and national level. In March of 2015 Mary retired from her role as the Director of Division of Boards and Commissions, at the Colorado Department of Human Services, where she was responsible for Department level management and oversight of all CDHS activities related to boards, commissions and councils as well as management of the Department’s rulemaking process as well as managing multiple high level special projects. The Division also served as the Executive Director’s designee in managing the Office of Appeals (OOA) responsible for responding to appeals of adverse actions.

Prior to her service at the Department of Human Services, Mary spent 14 years at the Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice where she first worked in the Office for Victim’s Programs where she managed multiple state and federal grant programs, provided technical assistance and training to local policy makers and appointed boards. She spent her last 7 years, at CDPS, as the Senior Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison.

Mary has undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Psychology. She has basic and advanced mediation training and extensive experience serving as a mediator, in multiple settings. She has extensive training and experience in community crisis response, focused primarily on criminal justice settings.

Mary is a recognized subject matter expert in numerous areas and is actively engaged in consulting and contracting and consulting at the local, state and national level. She is active (in a volunteer capacity) as a board member and volunteer for multiple organizations focused on crime victim rights, restorative justice and animal welfare.

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)

Restorative Justice Colorado Council Members