Restorative Justice Overview

Click here to visit the Restorative Justice Colorado website.

The Colorado Coordinating Council on Restorative Justice was created on March 29th 2007 upon the signing of HB 07-1129.  The statute enumerated several items of responsibility for the Council, which include, to the extent that resources permit:

  • To serve as a central repository for information;
  • To support the development of RJ programs;
  • To assist with education and training; and
  • To provide technical assistance as needed.

The Restorative Justice Council’s mission is to advance restorative justice principles and promote restorative justice throughout Colorado by providing a gateway to information, networking and support.

2014 Meetings


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Colorado Coordinating Council on Restorative Justice Membership 2014

Spiro Koinis- Chair 2014
A representative from the Division of Youth Corrections who is appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Human Services
Email: spiro.koinis@state.co.us

Perrie McMillen- Vice Chair 2014
One of two representatives from a Statewide Organization(s) whose primary purpose is related to the development and implementation of Restorative Justice Programs who are appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety
Email: PMcMillen@fcgov.com

Greg Brown – 2012-2013 Immediate Past Chair
A representative from the Judicial Department who is appointed by the State Court Administrator
Emailgreg.brown@judicial.state.co.us

Meg Williams – Past Chair/Executive Committee
A representative from the Department of Public Safety who is appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety
Email: Meg.Williams@cdps.state.co.us

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Matthew Riede (Matt)
A Victim’s Advocate within the Judicial Department with Restorative Justice Experience who is appointed by the State Court Administrator
Email: matthew.riede@judicial.state.co.us

Candace Hawkins (Candie)
A representative from the Department of Education who is appointed by the Commissioner of Education
Email: hawkins_c@cde.state.co.us or candacemhawkins@gmail.com

Stan Garnett
A District Attorney with juvenile justice experience who is appointed by the Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorney’s Council - District Attorney 20th Judicial District
Email: sgarnett@bouldercounty.org

Nancy Lewis
A representative from a statewide organization representing victims appointed by the Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance
Email: nansutton@aol.com

Esther Cho
A representative from a Statewide Juvenile Justice Council who is appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety
Email: esther.cho01@gmail.com

Rebecca L. Oakes
A representative of Colorado State Board of Parole appointed by the Chair of the State Board of Parole, Colorado Department of Corrections
Email: rebecca.oakes@state.co.us

 Paula Mattas
A representative of Colorado State Board of Juvenile Parole appointed by the Chair of the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board in the Colorado Department of Human Services
Email: pmattas@mesapartners.org

Monica Crocker
A representative from the department of corrections, appointed by the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections
Email: monica.crocker@state.co.us

Alice M. Price, J.D.
One of three restorative justice practitioner representatives appointed by the State Court Administrators Office
Email: alice@restorativeprograms.org

Lynn Lee
One of three restorative justice practitioner representatives appointed by the State Court Administrators Office
Email: lynnglee@aol.com

Peggy Evans
One of three restorative justice practitioner representatives appointed by the State Court Administrators Office
Email: pegevans@earthlink.net

Gabrielle Frey
One of two representatives from a Statewide Organization(s) whose primary purpose is related to the development and implementation of Restorative Justice Programs who are appointed by the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety
Email: sgfrey1@yahoo.com

 

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Below is legislation that has impacted the advancement of restorative justice in Colorado:

HB 07-1129, HB11-1032, HB13-1254

You may also contact State Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Adult Diversion in the State Court Administrator’s Office,
Deb Witzel at (720) 625-5964 or at deb.witzel@judicial.state.co.us if you have additional questions.

** Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the Restorative Justice Council or the state of Colorado. The information is provided by the Council and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the information contained within.   .


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