BREAKING NEWS: The Council has been working with Representative Pete Lee on legislation that would expand restorative justice in our state. To learn more and follow the bill, click here.
Here are a few important documents that the Council has helped create:
*August 2012--no meeting in lieu of Summit
The Colorado Restorative Justice Council advances restorative justice principles and practices throughout Colorado by providing a gateway to information, networking and support
In 2007, the Colorado legislature approved HB 07-1129 which created the Colorado Restorative Justice Council. The Council's mandate is to provide assistance and education related to restorative justice programs in the state of Colorado by supporting the development of restorative justice programs, serving as a repository of information for those programs, and providing restorative justice education, training and technical assistance. The committee has appointees from all areas of Colorado government - the juvenile justice system, division of youth corrections, department of public safety, judicial department, non-profit restorative justice groups, district attorneys, victim's advocates and the department of education.
Phone: (303) 579-7944
Greg is the Chief Probation Officer for the Twentieth Judicial District and has been working with correctional clients for over 23 years. For the past 15 years he has worked to create and support restorative justice options for victims and clients in the adult and juvenile probation system.
Phone: (720) 810-3003
Spiro Koinis, MCJ, serves as the Victim Services/ Restorative Justice Coordinator for the Division of Youth Corrections. His career has included working in a variety of capacities in the criminal justice arena with organizations that include: The Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law; The Rape Assistance and Awareness Program; The Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Community Corrections; and the Second Judicial Adult Probation Department. Furthermore, Mr. Koinis has been involved in developing programs for various national organizations for at risk youth and adults in the capacity of Consultant, Program and State Operations Director.
Phone: (970) 945-1509
Debbie is the Executive Director for YouthZone in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and a member of the Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Council. YouthZone is a restorative justice program that services Pitkin, Garfield and West Eagle counties on the Western Slope.
Phone: (303) 866-6311
Candace Hawkins, JD, is a senior dispute resolution consultant for the Colorado Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit. As an attorney, Candace has practiced in the areas of family, disability, government benefits, poverty, and education law. She has also represented victims of domestic violence in the areas of safety planning, domestic relations, housing, employment, and healthcare.
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Perrie is the Director of Restorative Justice Services in Fort Collins, Colorado. She started her community’s Restorative Justice programs in 2000 and led the creation of RESTORE, a unique RJ shoplifting program with excellent results. Perrie is active with the Colorado’s RJ Directors group, which helped craft RJ legislation passed in 2011 and she is on a committee that developed and is refining the first RJ facilitator standards for the state. Perrie has actively managed the Fort Collins RJ programs and consistently facilitated RJ conferences and trained RJ volunteers for more than 12 years. In addition, Perrie founded a restorative justice nonprofit in her community with the mission to expand RJ services in the area.
Phone: (303) 550-1947
After 21 years as a public school educator, Dr. Title founded Teaching Peace in 1994, now known as the Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP), a not-for-profit agency that partners with police, courts and schools to deliver restorative justice services. Dr. Title was awarded the Virginia Mackey Award for Leadership in Restorative Justice. She now works with reSolutionaries, Inc. with a focus on bringing restorative justice practices to schools and other communities. She is author of Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework for Strengthening Relationships.
Phone: (303) 239-5717
Meg Williams is the Manager of the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance at Colorado's Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Safety. As such, she is responsible for the management of federal and state grant programs which seek to assist with and improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Meg has over 25 years experience in the social services, adult and juvenile justice arenas in both Ohio and Colorado.
Matthew Riede is a Victim Services Officer for the 1st Judicial District Probation Department. He works with victims of crime to ensure that they receive the rights entitled to them under the Colorado Victim Rights Amendment. He also assess a victim’s needs and makes appropriate referrals for any support they may require while a correctional client is on probation. In addition to his victim services work, Matthew chairs the probation department’s RJ committee. The committee is tasked with making recommendations for departmental policy and procedure related to restorative justice practices. It the committee’s hope to expand the department’s current, limited RJ practices, to include some new and innovative practices, as well as better defining and standardizing existing practices.