Colorado Revised Statute § 19-2-512(2)
(1) If the district attorney determines that the interests of the juvenile or of the community require that further action be taken, the district attorney may file a petition in delinquency on the form specified in section 19-2-513, which shall be accepted by the court...
(2) If the petition is the first juvenile petition filed against the juvenile in any jurisdiction and is initiated in a jurisdiction that has restorative justice practices available, the district attorney or his or her designee may determine whether a juvenile is suitable for restorative justice practices. In making a determination of whether the juvenile is suitable for restorative justice practices, the district attorney shall first determine whether the victim, having been informed about restorative justice practices pursuant to section 24-4.1-303(11)(g), C.R.S., is requesting consideration of restorative justice practices as an alternative to formal prosecution. Upon such request, the district attorney shall consider whether the juvenile accepts responsibility for, expresses remorse for, and is willing to repair the harm caused by his or her actions and whether the juvenile's parent or legal guardian is willing to support the juvenile in the process. If requested by the victim, restorative justice practices may be utilized as part of this process. The district attorney may offer dismissal of charges as an option for the successful completion of these and any other conditions imposed and designed to address the harm done to the victim and the community by the offender, subject to approval by the court.