Deanne Drda

About My Services

I’ve been an individual and couples counselor/coach since 2009. My interest in restorative processes stems from my masters in spiritual psychology program's evolution into a California nonprofit, Freedom to Choose, where I've served > 600 hours inside prisons, supporting incarcerated men and women on their personal healing paths. My attempt to bring that work to Colorado led to my involvement in several Colorado organizations, each serving in unique ways. Since COVID, there have been more community-based (outside prison) opportunities, leading to a key aspect of restorative processes in community: the willingness to heal oneself. Inside a circle is a wonderfully supportive environment to practice transformative tools and be part of the solution, rather simply than expecting others to change. There are hundreds of restorative processes, organizations and trainings to participate in, nationwide. All hold key restorative values in common. Explore and find the ones that resonate with you.

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: Other

Facilitation Services

Community Group Conferences
Victim Offender Dialogue
Victim Offender Conference
Hi-Impact Victim Offender Dialogue
Circle Processes (Please specify below)
I'm open to cofacilitating most any restorative process

Training Services

Circle Facilitator Training
Restorative Justice 101 Awareness Training
I have cocreated and cofacilitated a variety courageous circle material

Harm Addressed

Community conflict
Racism/historical harm
Bias-motivated harm
Traffic violations
Crimes Against Persons
Property crimes
Substance related offenses
Violent Crimes
I'm open to cofacilitating most any restorative process

Who Can Make Refferals

Community Members
Victim Advocates
Department of Corrections
Faith-Based Organizations
I'm open to considering referrals from any source and have a variety of collaborative partners

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Service Location


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