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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Restorative Justice Summit


The Restorative Justice Summit will take place between 8:30am-4:30pm MT on Wednesday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 3rd, 2020.

The Restorative Justice Summit will include a panel, workshop sessions, and break out sessions exploring what restorative justice for sexual violence could look like in your community. This is an opportunity to learn about restorative justice by hearing about other programs around Colorado and the nation. Speakers include those doing restorative justice within the criminal legal system through diversion and those working within culturally specific communities.

Panelists and Presenters (click here for presenter bios):

Regan Byrd, Anti-Oppression Activist, Speaker, and Trainer

Danielle Fagan, Boulder Probation Department, Victim Assistance Coordinator

Lynn Lee, Statewide Restorative Justice Practitioner and Trainer

Strong Oak Lefebvre, MSSA, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition INC.

Shana McClain, Denver University, Graduate School of Social Work

Nicole Nahm, 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Adult and Juvenile Diversion Victim Advocate

Liz Porter-Merrill, Colorado State Restorative Justice Council, Senior Public Defender, Appellate Division of the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office

sonya shah, Initiator of the Ahimsa Collective

Deb Witzel, 20th Judicial District Probation Department 

Wednesday, December 2nd: Introduction to Restorative Justice, Panel; sonya shah’s workshop on community based restorative justice; Danielle Fagan’s workshop on victim offender dialogue within probation; discussion groups

Thursday, December 3rd: Strong Oak’s workshop on restorative justice in Native American communities; Regan Byrd’s workshop on community based restorative justice; Liz Porter-Merrill & Lynn Lee’s workshop on restorative justice in Colorado; discussion groups and next steps

For more information, contact Jenna Harper, Sexual Assault Response Program Manager, at


CCASA Members: registration is FREE

Non-members: registration is $50


  • If you are unsure of your/your organization's membership status or would like to become a CCASA member, please contact Kathy Holland at
  • Please note, we can only guarantee accommodations for registrations submitted before November 13th, 2020. Any request made after November 13th, 2020 cannot be guaranteed but every effort will be made to accommodate those requests.
  • Payment can be made by credit card (via PayPal) or check. Please contact Kathy Holland at if your organization requires an invoice.
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