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October is Conflict Resolution Month. To better equip citizens in resolving conflict, Melissa Westover, Executive Director and Manager of Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP), will address different aspects of conflict and give helpful ideas and resources regarding conflict management through weekly articles during October. EVRJP offers two program to assist citizens of the Estes Valley in conflict resolution. Restorative Community Mediation is a structured process that assists parties in resolving conflict and Facilitated Conversations helps groups and individuals address potential problems or resolve issues affecting an organization or group of individuals. For more information regarding these programs, visit the Conflict Resolution Services section below or contact Melissa at email@example.com or 970-577-3829.
2018 Conflict Resolution Series
Article #1: Civil Discourse: Are We Beyond Hope? (Part 1)
Article #2: Civil Discourse: Are We Beyond Hope? (Part 2)
Because living in a peaceable community improves the quality of life for all, EVRJP facilitates innovative proactive and responsive programs that empower the entire community to engage in the restorative principles of respect, repair, responsibility, reconciliation, reintegration and relationship. EVRJP - Restoring community one relationship at a time.
EVRJP is a joint venture created in 2002 between the Town of Estes Park Police Department and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The vision of this partnership was to invite the community to join with the Estes Park Police Department in providing restorative justice services to the Estes Valley. While initially formed to assist in dealing with juvenile crime, EVRJP has grown to offer proactive and responsive programs for youth and adults that bring the community together to resolve issues and build solutions. Each EVRJP process is based on the restorative principles of relationship, respect, responsibility, repair, reconciliation and reintegration. At the core is an approach to problem solving that is inclusive, fosters open dialogue, encourages accountability and provides an opportunity for parties to build meaningful resolutions. EVRJP processes reduce the number of repeat offenders, strengthen the community, increase safety and promote active citizenship through a variety of volunteer roles.
Conflict Resolution Series - October 2017
Article #1: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate - Part 1
Article #2: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate - Part 2
Article #3: Can You Hear Me Now?
Article #4: When Communication Hits a Roadblock
EVRJP offers numerous ways for individuals in the community to become involved - including one-time and ongoing opportunities, as well as leadership and support roles. Some volunteer opportunities require training while others do not. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities with EVRJP.
Meet EVRJP Staff
Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership
The 501c3 is a public charity and is able to accept donations. The 501c3 enables restorative justice services to be provided to citizens who live outside of the Town limits. It also assists in providing professional development opportunities, new program development, volunteer training and special events. To donate to the 501c3 click the PayPal "Donate" button below and follow the instructions. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.