Monica Chambers

Monica Chambers

Council Member

Email: monica.chambers@state.co.us


Monica manages the Victim Notification Program and the Victim Offender Dialogue Program for the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC).  Monica began her career with the CDOC in 1997 and has served in a wide-range of roles including Correctional Officer and Assistant to the Executive Director.   

The DOC Victim Services Unit (VSU) is comprised of 4 grant-funded staff and 1 liaison for the Parole Board providing customer service to more than 7,000 enrolled victims.  In addition to making 43,000 statutory notifications and contacts each year, VSU staff attend Parole Board Hearings and Community Corrections Board reviews with crime victims and survivors to provide guidance and support.  

Following the passage of Restorative Justice Legislation in 2011, Monica developed, established, and manages the first Victim Offender Dialogue Program for the Colorado Department of Corrections.   Following a Pilot VOD Program, Departmental policy was put in place December 2014 to continue offering this valuable service to crime victims. 

The DOC Victim Services Unit co-sponsors quarterly VOICE (Victims Organized in Correctional Exchange) meetings along with Voices of Victims and COVA (Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance).  Monica works with the Crime Victim Advisory Council of Denver and oversees Victim Awareness/Impact Panel presentations made to offenders in prisons and community corrections.

Monica was appointed to the Colorado State Restorative Justice Council in 2013 after passage of HB13-1254.  In April 2015, she was appointed as the Statewide Victim Representative for the Re-Entry Taskforce of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.  In July 2015, Monica was elected as the Chair for the National Association of Victim Assistance in Corrections (NAVAC). 

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