Colorado’s “Empower Victims Through Restorative Justice Access” Bill
The bill, entitled “Empower Victims Through Restorative Justice Access” will
- Create a process to inform victim-survivors about how restorative justice works and how they can participate if they so desire to do so.
- Expand the types of cases where restorative practices can be used.
- Recognize that many victim-survivors are deeply harmed and traumatized by crime, and the bill would expand awareness and opportunities for victim-survivors to meet with the responsible party, or a surrogate, to get answers to questions, to tell their story, and to begin healing.
- Adhere to the principle that restorative justice is always voluntary and is available to victim-survivors who desire to participate.
Bill HB24-1101 was formally introduced on 1/25/24. To see the final draft used to start the Bill process and follow its status and progress, visit the State Legislative website.
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