Colorado Coalition for Restorative Justice Practices
Join us in advancing restorative justice practices in Colorado
Why Join CCRJP?
No matter where you are in your restorative justice journey, CCRJP has something for you. CCRJP has developed a community that brings together high-quality connections with a tremendous resource network to enable practitioners in Colorado to build their capacity, develop their community within the RJ community, and strengthen their outreach efforts.
When you join CCRJP, you gain access to the collective knowledge and support you need to use to serve and support your local community, along with the best practices that are being developed in RJ.
Benefits of JOINING
The information below outlines benefits, both immediate and potential, to becoming a member of Colorado Coalition for Restorative Justice Practices (CCRJP). CCRJP is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization formed to support and promote the use of Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) in the state of Colorado. We provide a community of practice, as well as a collective to advance RJP statewide.
- Professional association for RJP programs and practitioners in Colorado
- Technical assistance, training and mentoring to increase capacity for new restorative justice practitioners and programs, as well as expand initiatives within existing programs
- Exposure to best practices in order to enhance the quality of services provided, elevating the reputation of RJPs
- Inclusive and welcoming community for RJP programs and practitioners in Colorado
- A formal structure for convening that provides access to collective wisdom around implementation and practice of RJP
- Connection with communities of practice (e.g. schools, judicial, higher ed, etc.) that can provide context-specific application and implementation support
- Networking opportunities with other programs and practitioners facing similar challenges and triumphs
- Creation and management of statewide partnerships in order to support RJP within decision-making spheres (e.g. nonprofits, law enforcement, judicial districts, school districts, courts, etc.)
- Influence on statewide policies that impact RJP
- Voice for RJP programs and practitioners around the state
- Support for specific causes and processes within the RJP field
- Elected representation to the Colorado Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJ Council) to influence and inform decision-making
- Access to electronic and web-based resources that promote the work of CCRJP, share information on RJP best practices, and enable programs and practitioners to connect with the organization, each other, and a broader audience
- Opportunities to participate in and/or learn from research that contributes to a base of evidence on the effectiveness of RJP
Restorative Justice and Racial Justice (RJ2)
- The intention of the training series is to grow in our awareness of the impact of racism on Restorative Justice practices and the communities we serve. We intend to build the capacity of restorative justice practitioners to develop anti-racist, inclusive RJ practices. Trainings will engage participants through inquiry, self-reflection, skill-building, scenarios, and circle practice. Upcoming events are announced through our Events Calendar. Please contact Ames Stenson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2022 RJ2: A Training Series on the Intersectionality of Restorative Justice Practices and Racial Justice Series Dates Coming Soon!
- PREVIOUS RJ2 EVENTS in 2021
- SESSION 1
Waking Up to Whiteness in Restorative Justice
Presented by Dr. Robyn Short
This training covered how to support white people in deepening their understanding of racial inequities, biases, and the role white supremacy plays in the oppression of all communities of color. As restorative justice practitioners, we are called to deepen and broaden our personal awareness in order to reduce racial harm perpetuated in RJ practices and create intentionally inclusive and welcoming RJ spaces.
- SESSION 2 Anti-Oppression Practice and Transformative Justice
Presented by Regan Byrd
How do we solve the roots of harmful oppressive systems like racism, sexism, homophobia, and cissexism? How does one (or an organization) act in allyship towards the marginalized communities targeted by these systems? How do these very systems of oppression and dehumanization show up in our attempts to practice restorative and transformative justice? What vision of the world are we trying to build?
- SESSION 3 Addressing The First Harm: What Is It?
Presented by Edward C. Valandra, Waŋbli Wapȟáha Hokšíla; & Brett Lee Shelton
The dialogue between two Indigenous leaders, was exchanged about settler colonialism and restorative justice with restorative practices practitioners addressing The First Harm—stolen Native land. An understanding of the roles people play in maintaining settler colonialism is a necessary step in becoming authentic allies to Indigenous Peoples and working towards justice—Undoing The First Harm.
- SESSION 4 Motus Theater’s JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System
MotusMonologists: Dereck Bell, Daniel Guillory, Juaquin Mobley and Brandon Wainright
Leaders who were formerly incarcerated tell artfully crafted autobiographical monologues that expose the devastating impact of the criminal legal system and inspire action towards a vision of true justice. Performance features musical responses by the acclaimed acapella singers, Spirit of Grace. In addition, special guest readers, chosen by the Colorado Coalition for Restorative Justice Practices, (CCJRP) will stand in the shoes of a JustUs monologist by reading their story aloud.
Communities of Practice
- Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Practices (CCRJP) invites restorative justice practitioners to join an online Communities of Practice (CoP) group. Each of these gatherings are centered around a specific area of RJ practice. The intent is to offer those in attendance support, connection, sharing of experience, networking, and resources. Those who attend a CoP group have found a safe place to be vulnerable, transparent, giving and grateful. Shared leadership is encouraged and welcomed to those who are inspired. You are welcome to a complimentary visit to a community of practice before joining CCRJP.
- Current CoP groups offered
- Education – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
- Criminal Justice – 4th Wednesday of the month, 9 am -10:30 am
- RJ Future – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am-Noon. If you are interested in attending one of the above groups please contact Tamara Sherwood at: Tamara.Sherwood@gmail.com.
Membership and Dues
In order for CCRJP to accomplish its mission, vision and goals as put forth by the Board of Directors and the Membership, we collect annual membership dues from each member organization and individual. Dues support the work of CCRJP, including networking and training opportunities; creation and maintenance of communities of practice in areas of RJP; outreach and coordination with state governmental bodies, including the RJ Council; and education, advocacy and support for new and thriving RJP practitioners and programs.
How To Become a Member
Help us learn more about you and your needs as practitioners.
Submit an annual membership due
payment online, or via check.
Get Connected & Get Involved
Attend meetings or join a committee and start connecting with the CCRJP network.
For up to 4 individuals associated
with the same organization.
One vote per organization.
For individuals associated with an
organization or independent
One vote per individual member.
For students (requires active
One vote per student member.
When do I need to pay my dues?
Can I join in the middle of the year?
How do I pay my dues?
Pay online with credit/debit card or make checks payable to Colorado Coalition for Restorative Justice Practices (CCRJP) and send to: CCRJP, 1905 15th Street, #7424, Boulder, CO 80302
What if I can’t afford the dues?
I would like to sponsor someone's dues. How do I do that?
Individuals who would like to support the membership of someone unable to pay can provide a donation through their membership application or by donating through the CCRJP website.
Other questions about dues.
For any other questions about dues, please contact us at email@example.com
Meetings and Committees
Do I have to attend meetings?
To be a Member in Good Standing, dues must be paid and members must attend 5 hours of meetings or CCRJP-sponsored events in the year prior to the Annual Meeting (typically held in the fall).
When are the CCRJP Membership Meetings?
When are the CCRJP Committee meetings?
CCRJP has 5 standing committees as well as a few sub-committees. Members are encouraged to join at least one. Learn more about CCRJP committees and their meeting times on the Events & Gathering page of the website.