Welcome to Longmont Community Justice Partnership!
We are a local restorative justice non-profit organization celebrating our 25th year in Longmont in 2019. In the community of Longmont, CO, LCJP partners with our Police Department, area schools and the Municipal Court. We provide an alternative setting where people taking responsibility for crime and those they have harmed through crime meet in a conference to talk about what happend, how people have been affected and what can be done to repair harm. Family and support people, police officers and volunteers also participate in these conferences. This group, sometimes 8 or more people, use the principles of relationship, respect, responsibility, repair and reintegration to decide together what actions a person will undertake in a contract to repair harm. If people complete this contract, they avoid a criminal charge and in the case of schools they avoid suspension and expulsion. This work is made possible by the dedication of approximately 100 volunteers who facilitate these conferences and participate as representatives of the community.
In Longmont and other communities across Colorado and the US, LCJP supports implementation of restorative approaches to conflict by training people in schools, organizations, judicial districts and cities. In the picture above, volunteers and other trainees at one of our Faciltator Trainings learn restorative skills through experiential activities.
There is so much more to know about LCJP and about restorative justice. Please consider joining us for one of our monthly Restorative Practices Orientations. You'll find the calendar of events here!