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Frequently Asked Questions#

What age range do you accept?

We currently accept young people ages 10-22 who commit chargeable offenses in the City of Fort Collins. 

Who refers young people to Restorative Justice Services?
  • Fort Collins Municipal Court (ages 10-22)
  • 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (ages 10-17)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation Department
  • Schools/Community
How much does it cost?

Both programs charge a $50 program fee with a sliding scale for those that qualify.

What types of cases are accepted in the RESTORE Program?
  • Shoplifting theft
  • Trespassing charge due to prior shoplifting theft
  • Dine-n-Dash theft from eating establishment
What types of cases are eligible in the Restorative Justice Conferencing Program (RJCP)?
  • Theft (not shoplifting)
  • Criminal mischief
  • Trespassing
  • Harassment
  • Assault
  • Discharging of Weapons
  • Throwing missiles
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Interference with officer
  • Some natural area violations
  • Fireworks use/possession
  • Fire alarms (false reporting)
  • 4th Degree Arson
  • Other appropriate cases
How many program participants complete the program?

Currently 92.8% of participants complete the program successfully. 

How many program participants commit another offense?

8.6% of program participants commit another offense and 2% commit the same/similar offense.

How are the programs funded?
  • City of Fort Collins –Community Development and Neighborhood Services
  • Grant funding from Colorado Department of Public Safety, Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, Juvenile Diversion Grants
  • LifePointe Church – donated space
How many times can I do Restorative Justice?

Typically Restorative Justice is a one-time opportunity.