Restorative Justice

EVRJP volunteers and staff​Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership

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Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) 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. While initially offering an alternative solution in dealing with juvenile crime, EVRJP has since expanded to serve both youth and adults in proactive and responsive restorative processes aimed at preventing crime and wrongdoing. These programs include Community Group Conference, Community Circles, Restorative Community Mediation, Facilitated Conversations, Student Support and Accountability Circles, Girls Circles and Boys Councils. 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 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. 


October is Conflict Resolution Month

To better equip citizens in resolving conflict, Melissa Westover, Executive Director and Manager of Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, will address different aspects of conflict and give helpful ideas and resources regarding conflict management through weekly articles during October. Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership offers two programs to assist citizens of the Estes Valley in conflict resolution. These programs are Restorative Community Mediation for low level disputes and Facilitated Conversations for groups and individuals looking to resolve conflict in a less formal setting. For more information regarding these programs contact Melissa at Mwestover@estes.org or 970-577-3829.

Learn more about EVRJP's programs