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HB15-1094: Restorative Justice Council And Pilot Changes

Criminal Justice
Bill Number: HB15-1094
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Lee/Newell, Cooke


A restorative justice satisfaction survey is used as an evaluation tool for the restorative justice pilot project. The bill clarifies that this preconference evaluation is only given to the offender.

The bill adds the following members to the restorative justice coordinating council:
• The state public defender or his or her designee;
• A judge appointed by the chief justice of the Colorado supreme court; and
• A law enforcement representative appointed by the state court administrator.

The bill authorizes the restorative justice coordinating council to accept moneys for providing trainings, gifts, grants, and donations and transfers those moneys to the restorative justice surcharge fund.

Currently there is a restorative justice pilot project for juveniles who commit certain crimes. The bill allows the pilot project to accept juveniles who committed petty offenses or municipal offenses that could be charged as state offenses.

Current Status:

03/20/2015 - Governor Signed
03/12/2015 - Sent to the Governor
03/06/2015 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/25/2015 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
01/14/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

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