Randy Compton

Randy Compton

President & Founder

I abide by the standards and practice: Yes

I service the following counties: Statewide

Areas of Focus

Criminal Justice System,Judicial System,Juvenile Justice,Schools

Restorative Processes

Community/Family Group Conferences,Restorative Mediation,School Based RJ,Other

Restorative Roles


I started in the field as an intern in 1986 setting up a peer mediation program at an elementary school. It was incredibly successful and after graduate school, I co-founded the School Mediation Center in 1987, where I worked as its co-director and then executive director for 15 years. I helped schools and youth serving institutions set up conflict resolution, social and emotional learning and peer mediation programs. I served as the coordinator of the National Curriculum Integration Project (NCIP), a two year research project seeking to integrate and infuse conflict resolution, social and emotional learning, law-related education and anti-bias education into middle school curriculum and culture. In 1992, I founded the “Violence Prevention in the Schools and Communities” conference and in 1999, I founded the “Peace Leadership: A Youth Conference on Peer Mediation and Conflict Management”. In 2003, I co-edited one of the leading books in the field of conflict resolution education, entitled Kids Working It Out: Stories and Strategies for Making Peace in Our Schools. My experience with restorative justice started in 1998, with a program at Rishel Middle School in Denver. We worked for years with DPS under a variety of State and Federal Grants and in 2006 we were the training organization for Denver Public Schools to start their restorative justice in schools efforts. Since then, I have trained throughout the state and country learning more and more about implementation science and how to create initiatives that last with fidelity.

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