We envision a world where restorative values and practices are integrated across systems and communities.

About RJ Colorado

Our Mission

To advance restorative justice principles and practices throughout Colorado by providing gateways to information, networking and support.

Achieving our Mission

The Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council) is made up of 19 appointed board members representing a diverse group of stakeholders (state government agencies, restorative justice practitioners and victim services) who work with communities, state and local organizations to support the implementation of restorative justice practices across the state of Colorado.

Restorative Justice Practices Are Delivered Across Settings in Colorado

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Governments
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Schools (K-12)
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Universities
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For-Profits
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Private Practices

How We Work

We Support the Development of Programs

We Serve as a Hub for Information

We Support the Delivery of Education and Training

We Provide Technical Assistance

Our Values

Dr. Beverly Title 5R’s of Restorative Justice

Victim-Centeredness

We believe victims or harmed parties should have choice, safety, and support when considering and participating in a restorative justice process.

Relationship

We recognize that when a wrong occurs, individuals and communities feel violated. It is the damage to these relationships that is primarily important and is the central focus of what restorative practices seek to address.

Respect

We believe respect is the key ingredient that holds the container for all restorative practices, and it is what keeps the process safe.

Responsibility

We believe that for restorative practices to be effective, personal responsibility must be taken.

Repair

We believe that the restorative approach is to repair the harm that was done, and the underlying causes, to the fullest extent possible, recognizing that harm may extend beyond anyone’s capacity for repair.

Reintegration

We believe that for the restorative process to be complete, persons who may have felt alienated must be accepted into the community.

Access to Restorative Justice in Colorado Judicial Districts Varies

colorado judicial districts

Single Sector, Private Practitioners Only

2 Sectors, 2-5 Providers

3 Sectors, 3-7 Providers

4 Sectors, 6-8 Providers

5 Sectors, 9+ Providers

When We Have Completed Our Work - All People Will Have Access to Restorative Practices in Colorado

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