National & State Organizations
The Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council)
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, and serve as a repository of information for those programs.
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ)
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice promotes effective forms of justice that are safe, just, equitable, sustainable, reparative, and socially constructive, addressing not only crime, but conflict, incivility, injustice, and all forms of harm. NACRJ hosts the biennial National Conference of Community and Restorative Justice, and provides supports for members.
National Association for Community Mediation
The purpose of the National Association for Community Mediation is to support the maintenance and growth of community-based mediation programs and processes, to present a compelling voice in appropriate policy-making, legislative, professional, and other arenas, and to encourage the development and sharing of resources for these efforts.
Office Of Behavioral Health
Office of Behavioral Health is funding four pilot programs. These programs will be evaluated for effectiveness in order to request additional funding thereafter. The following communities are funded through the Long Bill from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund.
- City of Alamosa
- Denver County
- City of Longmont
- Pueblo County
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention coordinates Colorado’s response to the misuse of medications such as opioids, stimulants, and sedatives. The Consortium’s mission is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse in Colorado by developing policies, programs, and partnerships with the many state agencies, organizations, and community coalitions addressing one of the Colorado’s major public health crises.
PTACC – Police Treatment Community Collaborative
The Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) is an alliance of practitioners in law enforcement, behavioral health, community, advocacy, research, and public policy, whose mission is to strategically widen community behavioral health and social service options available through law enforcement diversion. The purpose of the Collaborative is to provide vision, leadership, advocacy, and education to facilitate the practice of pre-arrest diversion across the United States. PTACC is the national voice of the pre-arrest diversion and deflection field.
Restorative Justice Legislation
Restorative Justice - General
Restorative Justice International
RJI is a global association & network of over 6000 members (to date) founded in 2009 by internatonal justice expert Lisa Rea to support Restorative Justice efforts worldwide.
Living Justice Press
Founded in 2002, Living Justice Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to publish and promote alternative works about social justice and community healing.
The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School
The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School is the world’s first graduate school wholly devoted to Restorative Practices.
The Centre for Justice & Reconciliation
The Centre for Justice & Reconciliation is internationally recognized as an expert on the use of Restorative Justice.
The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding
The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice offers free webinars in the fall and spring on Restorative Justice topics. Check out the topics for upcoming webinars and register to understand more about the diverse field of Restorative Justice.
Restorative Practices in Schools
Addiction, Substance Abuse , Mental Health
System of Care, Wraparound, Child Trauma
COACT Colorado works with local partners to provide technical assistance for a proven Wraparound approach to help families with a child or youth with a mental health challenge. There are resources for both families and the professionals working with families.
The National Wraparound Implementation Center (NWIC)
NWIC uses innovative approaches grounded in implementation science and spanning the policy, financing, evaluation, and workforce development areas to comprehensively support implementation and build sustainable local capacity to provide high-quality Wraparound, thereby increasing positive outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.
Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development (GUCCHD)
The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established over 50 years ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth and their families, especially those with special health care needs, behavioral health challenges, or disabilities (including adults with disabilities).
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion - LEAD
LEAD® National Support Bureau
The LEAD® National Support Bureau is a project of the Public Defender Association (PDA). PDA acknowledges our partnership with the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice in the launch of the Bureau in 2016. The Bureau also draws on the expertise of prosecutors, police, case managers, and community public safety leaders who are now using LEAD on the ground, and are willing to share lessons learned with their peers around the country.