Run for a Seat on the

RJCO Coordinating Committee

RJCO Members are welcome to attend the quarterly Coordinating Committee meetings, and when committed to the work of the Coordinating Committee, to apply for candidacy in our annual elections for Committee Seats.  The purpose of the Coordinating Committee is to:

  1. Administer RJCO operations and logistics, including providing oversight of the Executive Committee;
  2. Coordinate and execute the strategic plan;
  3. Act as a convener and facilitator for the mobilization and engagement of Coalition Members; 
  4. Provide a unified voice at the state level that reflects the wishes of Coalition Members;
  5. Provide leadership where and when requested by Coalition Members; and, 
  6. Make decisions and take actions that reflect the wishes of Coalition Membership.

If you are interested in being a part of this diverse and dynamic team of restorative justice advocates and professionals, please read through the Mission and Values of RJCO, the Coordinating Committee Member Commitmentsthe strategic direction of the Coalitionand a brief history of COVOMP/RJCO At RJCO we believe we can meet the organization's mission only with a diverse Coordinating Committee that actively cultivates a culture of equity and inclusion. We encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and those with experience with the criminal legal system to apply.

If after reading these documents, you feel you can commit to the work of the RJCO Coordinating Committee, please complete the application for candidacy at any time, though elections are held annually in the last quarter with new terms beginning on the first of each year.  

Membership & Education

The Membership & Education Subcommittee works to provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for members and the public to connect around current and evolving Restorative Justice topics. This Subcommittee created past Quarterly issues, develops the monthly newsletters, facilitates educational opportunities like the RJ Café, and attempts to cultivate the most value possible for the RJCO membership.

Reach out to if you would like to contribute to the monthly newsletter and help connect and inform restorative justice service providers across Oregon! 

community action & advocacy

The Community Action & Advocacy Subcommittee, formerly known as the Legislative Subcommittee, has recently expanded its priorities to include more-than-legislative advocacy in the Oregon Restorative Justice movement. This Subcommittee works to advance community interests at a state-wide level, reviewing and recommending policy that impacts RJ, convening representatives from RJ diversion programs, and engaging with current and local political conversations to promote Restorative Justice as a legitimate alternative to the criminal legal system. Member participation is always  encouraged, especially in this community-oriented Subcommittee! 

Sustainability & executive

The Executive Subcommittee focuses primarily on the long-term viability and sustainability of our Coalition, prioritizing effective outreach, financial planning, and internal operations. This Subcommittee is currently reviewing the organization's Bylaws and is preparing for upcoming annual elections. 

The Sustainability and Executive Subcommittee currently consists of President Simon Fulford, Treasurer Emily B, Secretary Lisa Fitzgerald, and Coordinator Sophia Solano. 

If you have questions, ideas, or suggestions for any of the Subcommittees listed here, please reach out to Sophia here: