2016-2017 Strategic Plan

On September 16th and 17th, 2015 the RJCO Coordinating Committee came together, informed by RJCO and PSU's Listening Project,  to explore the creation of RJCO's first strategic plan.  Due to the developing nature of RJCO, much of the Strategic Planning was focused on the strengthening and growth of RJCO's infrastructure, membership, and coordination/communication with membership.  You can read the full report from this retreat here.  Following are the identified strategic issues, which will be further defined in regards to the objectives and action steps over the coming months.

Strategic Issue 1

How does RJCO meet the needs of the community dispute resolution centers (CDRC) and other restorative justice programs and practitioners?


Goal: Be a resource to the CDRC's and other restorative justice programs and practitioners by providing a structure and space to bring them together and discuss restorative justice.  


Strategic Planning Subcommittee Chairs: Matthew Hartman and Chip Coker

Strategic issue 2

What is needed to insure a diverse 13 member Coordinating Committee?


Goal: A whole and diverse Coordinating Committee that is in alignment with the RJCO working agreements criteria for committee membership.


Strategic Planning Subcommittee Chair: Amy Herman



Strategic Issue 3

What steps must be taken to make membership in RJCO meaningful?


Goal: Have a growing and engaged membership.


Strategic Planning Subcommittee Chairs: Christina Albo and Julie Keys

Strategic issue 4

How will RJCO increase awareness and education about the restorative justice field?


Goal: Oregonians will have an awareness and consistent understanding of restorative justice.


Strategic Planning Subcommittee Chairs: Cara Walsh and Carley Berkey

Latent Strategic issues

The RJCO strategic planning team determined it would revisit the following issues as time and resources allowed during the next 18 - 24 months, but, they were not considered as high a priority as those listed previously.  These issues emerged during the listening project and resonated with the team who all agreed they warrant future exploration.


How can RJCO coordinate and support a system of accountability and quality assurance for restorative jutsice practitioners and program providers while maintaining flexibility, inclusivity, and transparency?


How can RJCO coordinate and support restorative justice programs and practitioners in the establishment of standards and practices for restorative justice?


How will RJCO assess the restorative justice needs of the larger community?