The Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council) was formed via HB07-1129 by the Colorado state legislature. Our mandate is to provide training, technical assistance and education related to restorative justice in the state of Colorado, support the development of restorative justice programs, serve as a repository of information for those programs.

Since then the RJ Council has grown to 19 appointed representatives from many interest areas in the field. In 2015, these members created the most recent vision for their work together: The Colorado Restorative Justice Council engages communities to create lifelong cultures of respect and responsibility.

Similarly, they refined the RJ Council mission statement: The State Restorative Justice Council advances restorative justice principles and practices throughout Colorado by providing gateways to information, networking and support.

With those things in mind, the RJ Council and staff work diligently to meet the growing needs of the restorative justice community in Colorado. If you do not find the information you need on our website please contact us so we can support you!

Adopted Documents

RJ Council

Luke Yoder

Luke Yoder

Vice Chair

Jennifer Gallegos

Jennifer Gallegos

RJ Practitioner

Spiro Koinis

Spiro Koinis

Council Member

Robb Miller

Robb Miller

Council Member

Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee

Council Member

Martin A. Gonzales

Judge Martin Gonzales

Council Member

Benito Garcia

Benito Garcia

Council Member

Melissa Westover

Melissa Westover

Executive Committee

Mary McGhee

Mary McGhee

Council Member

Lynne DeSousa

Lynne DeSousa

Council Member

Gretchen Russo

Council Member

Jason Guidry

Council Member

Erin Cordell

Council Member

Louise Esquibel

Louise Esquibel

Council Member

RJ Staff

Matt Riede

Staff & SCAO

Dorinda Robinson

Staff & SCAO

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