Rebecca L. Oakes

Rebecca L. Oakes

Council Member

Email: rebecca.oakes@state.co.us


Rebecca L. Oakes was appointed by Governor Ritter and reappointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on the seven-member Colorado State Board of Parole, and was recently appointed in July of 2013 by Governor Hickenlooper to serve as the Vice Chairperson of the Colorado State Board of Parole. Ms. Oakes holds hearings to consider applications for parole and conducts proceedings involving the possible revocation of parole. Prior to her appointment to the Parole Board, Ms. Oakes worked for the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) as the Victim Services Coordinator. As the Victim Services Coordinator, Ms. Oakes was responsible for the development, oversight and coordination of victim services for the Division. Prior to her employment at DYC, Ms. Oakes worked for the Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) as the Victim Rights Act Specialist for the State of Colorado, and subsequently as the State VALE (Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement) Administrator where she also provided guidance and oversight to the 22 local VALE programs and administered the State VALE grant program. Prior to working at DCJ, Ms. Oakes was a victim advocate in the Denver District Attorney’s Office for five years. Primarily assigned to the Juvenile Unit, Ms. Oakes had also worked in the office’s District, Drug and County Court units, and served as a volunteer victim advocate for the Oklahoma City bombing trial. Ms. Oakes served as a Commissioner on the Crime Prevention and Control Commission for the City & County of Denver by appointment of Governor Hickenlooper. Ms. Oakes also served on the Victims’ Compensation and Assistance Coordinating Committee by appointment of Governor Owens from 1999 until 2000. Ms. Oakes is a cum laude graduate of California State University with a degree in psychology. Rebecca is also a graduate of the 2005 Leadership Denver Program administered by the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation, and a recipient of the 2005 Community. Rebecca was appointed to the Restorative Justice Council in 2013 after passage of HB13-1254.

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