This information applies to The Restorative Justice Conferencing Program (RJCP) and The RESTORE Program for shoplifting.
A summons has been issued and forwarded, or a police officer or school official refers the case directly to the program. It is not necessary that a summons be written. The incident is screened for appropriateness and a facilitator is selected.
Fort Collins Municipal Court may refer cases to Restorative Justice Services. These cases are handled as a diversion from the court. When the young offender has completed the program, the results are reported back to the court.
The District Attorney's office may refer cases to Restorative Justice Services. These cases are handled as a diversion from the court. When the young offender has completed the program, the results are reported back to the court.
Through the school resource officer (SRO), school officials may refer incidents to Restorative Justice Services, with or without a summons being written. The SRO should call the program director or case manager to assess the appropriateness of the incident.
A private citizen may ask for restorative justice to be used, however the request must be made through the source responsible for referring the matter (i.e. police officer, district attorney's office, municipal court, etc.)
In all cases, if a young offender fails to complete the RJ Program and its requirements, the case is sent back to the referring party.
Both programs charge a $50 program fee for each offender. A sliding scale is available for families who qualify.
Restorative Justice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in the delivery of its services. Interpreter services and documents translated to other languages are available at no cost to Restorative Justice participants.
En la prestación de sus servicios, la Justicia Restaurativa no discrimina por razones de raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, discapacidad o edad. Los servicios de intérpretes y traducción de documentos a otros idiomas están disponibles sin costo alguno para los participantes de la Justicia Restaurativa.