Colorado Revised Statute § 19-2-311
Victim-Offender Conferences, Pilot Program
The division of youth corrections is authorized to establish a pilot program, when funds become available, in its facilities to facilitate victim-initiated victim-offender conferences whereby a victim of a crime may request a facilitated conference with the juvenile who committed the crime, if the juvenile is in the custody of the division of youth corrections. After such a pilot program is established, the division of youth corrections may establish policies and procedures for the victim-offender conferences using volunteers to facilitate the conferences. The volunteers shall complete the division of youth corrections' volunteer and facility-specific training programs and complete high-risk victim-offender training and victim advocacy training. The division of youth corrections shall not compensate or reimburse a volunteer or victim for any expenses. If a pilot program is available, and subsequent to the victim's or the victim representative's request, the division of youth corrections shall arrange such a conference only after determining that the conference would be safe and only if the juvenile agrees to participate. The purposes of the conference shall be to enable the victim to meet the juvenile, to obtain answers to questions only the juvenile can answer, to assist the victim in healing from the impact of the crime, and to promote a sense of remorse and acceptance of responsibility by the juvenile that may contribute to his or her rehabilitation.