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The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership was created in 2002 as a joint venture between the Town of Estes Park Police Department and a 501c3 non-profit. 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. The organization began with the purpose of offering an alternative solution in dealing with juvenile crime. Since then the program has expanded to serving adults and offering programs aimed at preventing crime and wrongdoing. These programs include Restorative Community Mediation, Student Support and Accountability Circles and Girls Circles. The program is completely dependent on volunteers to run the processes, thus inviting the community to assist in solving community problems.
The 501c3 is a public charity and is able to accept donations. The 501c3 allows for restorative justice services to be provided to citizens who live outside of the Town limits. It also assists in providing training opportunities, new program development and 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.
The Group Conference Program is a process designed to bring together victim, offender, and community after a crime occurs in order to identify the harm that has resulted and to create a system for repair.
The Community Circles Program is a process designed to provide support and accountability for persons reentering the community from a criminal detention facility.
Restorative Community Mediation is a structured method of negotiation and conflict resolution with the goal of assisting parties in developing practical and permanent solutions to potentially escalating interpersonal/organizational conflicts.
The Girls Circle Program is a structured support group for girls ages 9-18 where specially trained facilitators lead weekly meetings with a chosen group of girls to help them build personal and collective strengths and competence.
The Circle Program is designed to provide support and accountability to at risk students and is made up of 5-8 people who are invested in assisting the student to become successful not only in school but in life in general.
The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership exists to reduce crime and disorder by applying the principles of Restorative Justice:
The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership took its first case in February, 2003 and averages 30-35 cases per year.
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