Restorative Justice

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The city of Aurora has contracted The Conflict Center—a nonprofit dedicated to providing practical skills and training to address conflict through relationship building—to help research and develop a plan for a restorative justice program for the city by June 30, 2023.

The city expects to achieve several important goals through the implementation of restorative justice practices, including:

  • Increase the sense of safety and security within neighborhoods and community
  • Improve cohesion of neighborhoods
  • Reduce the harms associated with criminal justice involved with specific offenses identified through the research process
  • Empower victims to participate in addressing the harms suffered by themselves and their community

At-large Council Member Curtis Gardner sponsored this effort in May 2021, with At-large Council Member Angela Lawson and former At-large Council Member Allison Hiltz as co-sponsors, and received unanimous support from City Council. The city would be responsible for implementing the plan with city council approval.

This webpage will provide updates throughout the research process and promote ways the community can participate.

For questions throughout the research process, please email info@conflictcenter.org or call 303.433.4983

The city of Aurora has contracted The Conflict Center—a nonprofit dedicated to providing practical skills and training to address conflict through relationship building—to help research and develop a plan for a restorative justice program for the city by June 30, 2023.

The city expects to achieve several important goals through the implementation of restorative justice practices, including:

  • Increase the sense of safety and security within neighborhoods and community
  • Improve cohesion of neighborhoods
  • Reduce the harms associated with criminal justice involved with specific offenses identified through the research process
  • Empower victims to participate in addressing the harms suffered by themselves and their community

At-large Council Member Curtis Gardner sponsored this effort in May 2021, with At-large Council Member Angela Lawson and former At-large Council Member Allison Hiltz as co-sponsors, and received unanimous support from City Council. The city would be responsible for implementing the plan with city council approval.

This webpage will provide updates throughout the research process and promote ways the community can participate.

For questions throughout the research process, please email info@conflictcenter.org or call 303.433.4983

  • Participate in Restorative Justice Survey by 5 p.m. Nov. 30

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    The Restorative Justice Survey aims to gauge the understanding of Aurora residents' knowledge of and interest in restorative justice. Community organizations can also participate in the survey. All survey responses are anonymous and will be summarized and included in the research of the recommended implementation plan for the city. The deadline to complete the survey is 5 p.m. Nov. 30.

    A limited amount of gift cards is available for survey participants while supplies last.
    If you would like to receive a $15 gift card for your participation, please include your name, email and address in a form that will be presented after completing the survey. The gift cards will be emailed or mailed to you at the address provided. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your gift card. The Conflict Center will use the name and address provided to mail the gift card to the participants and will not contact, retain, share or sell the information.

    The survey is provided in several languages:

    For questions on this survey, please email info@conflictcenter.org or call 303.433.4983.

Page last updated: 09 Nov 2022, 10:53 AM