Standards of PracticeThe Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council) works with the broader RJ Community including the Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Directors (CCJRD) to development statewide guidelines and standards of practice to support the best practices in the field. These guiding documents are also “living documents” that are opened up for comment and updating in September of each year to ensure they remain current and relevant. After the comment period the RJ Council reviews the comments and input from the field and integrates what is most appropriate or proceeds to engage the RJ community to update and ratify the new guiding documents.

In the spirit of restorative practices the RJ Council asks all practitioners, facilitators, trainers, consultants, teachers and others who claim to do restorative justice practices or restorative practices in schools to voluntarily commit to these best practices. There is currently no governing or regulatory body to hold people accountable to these guidelines and recommendations.

On the RJ Directory each member has the opportunity to declare their commitment to abide by these guidelines. If you experience or discover that someone has declared they practice restorative justice practices by these standards and guidelines and is not doing so please let us know so we can provide the necessary training and technical assistance needed to ensure they adhere or the record is corrected. There is a small volunteer group of experienced practitioners who are also willing to facilitate a restorative process when there is a complaint or grievance communicated to the RJ Council.

The RJ Council is not responsible for the claims or actions of any individual, organization or program listed in the RJ Directory or otherwise.

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

Restorative Justice Facilitator Code of Conduct and Standards of Training and Practice Restorative Justice Facilitator Code of Conduct and Standards of Training and Practice (264 KB)

RJTC Training Plan RJTC Training Plan (376 KB)


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