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...to hear the important points up for vote in HB 13-1254, The Restorative Justice Pilot Project, in the State of Colorado and championed by Rep. Pete Lee, one of our honored guests for this evening's discussion. We'll also be opening up the hall for questions and comments. Also featured will be Officer Greg Ruprecht from the Longmont Police Department, and Deb Witzel, Executive Director of the Longmont Community Justice Partnership, along with a few representatives who have experienced Restorative justice and how it worked for them.
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The people of Colorado have an opportunity this month to pioneer the development of one of the world’s most powerful peacebuilding tools: Restorative Justice.
House Bill 13-1254, also known as The Restorative Justice Pilot Project, is about to go to vote in the Colorado Legislature.
Restorative Justice looks at juvenile crime as an issue involving families, communities, relationships and feelings. It nips criminal activity in the bud more effectively than incarceration, and provides a more healing and thorough response to teenagers in trouble.
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More about the bill:
HB 13-1254: The Restorative Justice Pilot Project
The Peace Alliance is mobilizing its statewide networks to support the passage of HB 13-1254, a bill championed by Rep. Pete Lee that will open the channels for the “Restorative Justice Pilot Project”, to be focused on two new RJ programs in the 10th and 19th Judicial Districts in CO, and that will further along the efforts to model a juvenile system in Colorado after the highly successful model in motion for over a decade in New Zealand. Your support and networking of this bill is critical to its passage, as it is up for vote in mid-April. Major support for the bill comes from the State Restorative Justice Council and working programs such as the Longmont Community Justice Partnership, one of Colorado’s leading RJ programs offering Law Enforcement, Schools, and Community systems that have a proven track record in significantly reducing recidivism and saving the State a massive amount of money by diverting incarceration. The bill is also supported by a network of Law Enforcement officials who actively speak as advocates for Restorative practices, such as Officer Greg Ruprecht of the Longmont Police Department.
Why the bill matters so much:
The bill is up for vote mid-April, and its passage depends on mobilizing the power of our local and state networks to take actions now!
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