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Restorative Justice (RJ) processes address incidents of harm by actively engaging impacted parties in collaborative efforts to obtain resolutions which foster the well-being of all involved. 

Our program provides voluntary opportunities for students to participate in restorative justice when they have engaged in behavior that violates the Conduct Code, laws, and/or community standards.

Through facilitated dialogue, participants share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences about the incident.  They also identify the negative impacts that have occurred, and collectively agree on steps to move forward.

What previous participants have shared:

"RJ was instrumental in saving my career and helping repair the damage done to the community." 

"I felt like I was listened to and it was good to hear the other side's perspective." 

"Very thankful our school has such a program."

"It was excellent to get to speak to all parties involved and get their perspective.

Frequently Asked Questions about Restorative Justice

A restorative justice conference may be appropriate when:

  1. An offense has been committed that has a direct negative impact on others.
  2. The person who caused harm takes responsibility, expresses remorse for their actions, and wishes to try to repair harm caused.
  3. The impacted parties are interested in participating in the process.

Participating in a RJ conference gives individuals an opportunity to have a voice in the justice process.  Everyone present has the opportunity to share their perspective on what happened, the impact it had on them, ask questions, and advocate for what they want/need moving forward.

In previous restorative justice sessions, 100% of respondents who participated in the process agreed the discussion helped to repair the harm caused by the incident.

In most circumstances, information shared will be kept confidential. Exceptions under the law include a subpoena, imminent danger to yourself and others, child abuse, sexual harassment and discrimination. These must be reported to the Office of Equal Opportunity and/or another appropriate authority. If your situation does not involve any of these circumstances, then all contacts, records, and communications will be kept confidential at Conflict Resolution Services.

No.  Participation is always voluntary for all individuals.

Call the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services and ask speak to one of our Conflict Resolution staff.

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Email Brooke.Wichmann@colostate.edu to inquire about upcoming training opportunities.

Volunteers Needed!

We are seeking CSU students, staff and faculty to participate as Community Members in CSU’s RJ processes.  Community members represent the voice of the CSU community, and encourage students to consider the larger, indirect impacts, of their actions.

For more information, please email the Restorative Justice Program Manager, Ilse Flores