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Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership (EVRJP) was created in 2002 and is 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. 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 invites the community to assist in solving community problems, and is dependent on volunteers to run the processes.
EVRJP Mission Statement:
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 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 can be reached via the contact information below:
Melissa Westover, Restorative Justice (RJ) manager and executive director of Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, has been selected to serve as the chair for Colorado's State RJ Council for the remainder of 2017 and 2018. The council was formed by the Colorado State Legislature via HB 07-1129. Its purpose is to provide training, technical assistance and education related to restorative justice in the State of Colorado. Read the complete article.
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.