About Restorative Justice

In Restorative Justice (RJ), crime is viewed as a violation of people, interpersonal relationships and the community rather than simply as a violation of the law.

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Restorative Justice Overview

The RJ process brings together the victim, the offender and members of the community in a safe, neutral space with facilitators to guide the conversation. Participants explore the impacts of the crime, helping the responsible party understand the consequences of their actions and ways to repair the harm they caused.

Restorative Justice cases are usually referred to Community Mediation and Resolution Center (CMRC) by the Boulder City Attorney's Office, the District Attorney's Office or by Boulder Valley School District staff. Cases include assault, physical harassment, property crimes, shoplifting, trespassing, disorderly conduct and other issues.

Restorative Justice Outcomes

  • CMRC completes approximately 50 cases per year
  • 97% of participants report that participation in the process has been a positive experience