Catherine Childs

Principal, Lead Trainer and Consultant

About My Services

Restorative Justice Practices Training, Consulting, and Facilitation Services for K-12 Schools and Districts, as well as in Criminal and Community Justice, including community group conference facilitator and community member training and coaching. Specialize in program development and implementation, with a commitment to trauma-informed care and equity practices, and a strong interest in building Restorative communities. Provide assessment and facilitation services for restorative mediations, community group conferencing, high risk victim-offender dialogues, community and organization harm and healing circles, and offender harm awareness assessments.

I have read and agree to abide by the Restorative Justice Facilitator Code of Conduct Standards: Yes
I offer Restorative Justice Services statewide: Yes
I offer Restorative Justice Training: Yes

Facilitation Services

Community Group Conferences
Family Group Conferences
Victim Offender Dialogue
Hi-Impact Victim Offender Dialogue
Family Group Decision Making
Process addressing Shoplifting (e.g. ReStore)
Circle Processes (Please specify below)
School-Based Restorative Practices
Harm and healing circles (as well as problem-solving circles) for organizations and communities.

Training Services

Conference Facilitator Training
Circle Facilitator Training
Volunteer and Community Member Training
Restorative Justice 101 Awareness Training
School-Based Restorative Practices Training
Restorative Mediation Facilitator Training, Active Implementation and Evaluation Training for Program Development, Fidelity and Sustainability. Staff and volunteer RJ conferencing facilitator training for organizations that provide services to victims of sexual violence whose clients want to conference with members of their family, close-in friends/ associates, and employers/ co-workers whose response to the victim's story sharing was unhelpful and/ or revictimizing.

Harm Addressed

Community conflict
Family harm/parenting
Racism/historical harm
Bias-motivated harm
Traffic violations
Crimes Against Persons
Property crimes
Violent Crimes
Victim Rights Act (VRA)
I am also interested in providing conferencing support and facilitation for Title IX cases in K-12 and Higher Education. We sometimes utilize a hybrid model to address the harms that are identified.

Who Can Make Refferals

Community Members
School (K-12)
Defense Attorneys
Victim Advocates
Department of Corrections
Department of Youth Services
Department of Human Services
Faith-Based Organizations

Counties Served

All Counties


DISCLAIMER * Colorado Coordinating Council on Restorative Justice (RJ Council) is not a regulatory body. All information contained in the RJ Directory is self-reported and the RJ Council does not monitor, edit or attest to the accuracy of the information. Members are encouraged to update their information regularly. Users are encouraged review the Restorative Justice Facilitator Code of Conduct and Standards of Training and Practice to understand the expectations of the field and consider this document when identifying and selecting a practitioner that will meet your needs.

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