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Restorative Justice Legislation in Colorado#

Colorado leads the nation in passing legislation that supports the use of restorative justice in many areas of the justice system. Legislation dates back to 2007, when the first statewide Restorative Justice Coordinating Council was formed. With restorative justice champions in the State House and the Senate, restorative justice in Colorado has made leaps forward in the past 10 years. In 2013, legislation was passed creating a fund to support restorative justice in Colorado and also implemented juvenile restorative justice pilot programs. With more data on restorative justice available every year, Colorado is gathering evidence to show the effectiveness of restorative justice.

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