Restorative Justice - Meet the Staff
Manager & Executive Director
Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership
Denise has been with Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) since 2014 -- first as a volunteer facilitator, then Program Coordinator, and in her current capacity as Manager and Executive Director. Her involvement in restorative justice began in 2007 through Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center, where she facilitated community group conferences, circles and mediation; served on the school's discipline committee; and coordinated the schools restorative justice program. In 2014, Denise began volunteering with EVRJP through the Community Group Conference program - serving initially as a community member and then as a trained facilitator. In 2015, she took on the role of Program Coordinator. In 2019, she was promoted to Manager and Executive Director. Denise has a BA in International and Area Studies and Spanish Language and Literature, holds a Colorado K-12 teaching credential and is a trained mediator. She has worked in varying capacities with at-risk youth and adult populations in both education and restorative practices. Denise serves on the 8th Judicial District Juvenile Service Planning Committee, is a member of the Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Directors, and volunteers with Partners Mentoring Youth and the Estes Park Thanksgiving Community Gathering.