The Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council) was established into state law in 2007. Our mandate is to provide training, technical assistance and education related to restorative justice, to support the development of restorative justice programs and to serve as a repository of information on restorative justice in Colorado. The RJ Council is made up of 19 appointed board members representing a diverse group of allies (state government agencies, restorative justice practitioners and victim services) and two staff members. The RJ Council and Staff work with communities, and various state and local organizations to better understand how we can best meet the growing needs of the restorative justice community in Colorado.

RJ Council Executive Committee Members

Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee

Chair
Restorative Justice Practitioner

Denise Lord

Denise Lord

Vice Chair
CO Coalition for RJ Practices

Danielle Fagan

Danielle Fagan

Past Chair
Judicial Victim Services

Alice M. Price, J.D.

Alice M. Price, J.D.

Treasurer
Restorative Justice Practitioner

Luke Yoder headshot

Luke Yoder

Practitioner Rep
CO Coalition for RJ Practices

RJ Council Members Continued

Elizabeth Porter-Merrill

Elizabeth Porter-Merrill

State Public Defender

Louise Esquibel

Louise Esquibel

Division of Criminal Justice

Spiro Koinis

Spiro Koinis

Division of Youth Services

Martin A. Gonzales

Judge Martin Gonzales

Judicial Officer

Judge Juan VillaseƱor

Judge Juan VillaseƱor

Judicial Department

Benito Garcia

Benito Garcia

Law Enforcement

Lynne DeSousa headshot

Lynne DeSousa

CO Department of Education

Stacie Colling

Juvenile Justice Council

Gretchen Russo

Juvenile Parole

Amanda Hollander

Amanda Hollander

Department of Corrections

J.R. Hall

J.R. Hall

Adult Parole

Casey Ballinger headshot

Casey Ballinger

Restorative Justice Practitioner

Roshan Kalantar

Statewide Victim Services NGO

Alexis King headshot

Alexis King

District Attorney

RJ Council Staff

Matt Riede

Staff

Dorinda Robinson

Staff

RJ Council Bylaws, Guidelines and Policies

RJ Colorado Bylaws

RJ Colorado Bylaws

Guidelines For Appointments

Guidelines For Appointments

RJ Council Member Commitment

RJ Council Member Commitment

Communication & Collaboration Norms

RJ Communication and Collaboration Norms
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