Who Makes up the Community in a Community Restorative Justice Process?
The Community Restorative Justice (CRJ) processes are unique because they are led by trained volunteer Facilitators and include representation by trained volunteer community members. The community members represent the local Longmont community voice and are responsible for identifying harms done by the offenders as well as suggesting potential contract items that can be carried out by the offender to repair these harms. The community members, as well as all of the participants shown in the graphic below, have an equal voice in the process. This means that they are all invited to share their ideas and opinion freely and respectfully. It also means that no agreements are final until all participants sign off on the final contract at the end of the process.
- Our program office is housed in the Longmont Safety and Justice center at 225 Kimbark Street. We work in partnership with the Longmont Police Department, St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont Municipal Court and other agencies interested in providing a link to restorative justice.
- All LCJP restorative justice processes are available in Spanish & English.
- Re-offense rates for offenders who successfully complete restorative justice processes with LCJP average 10%. For more extensive data on recidivism at LCJP: National Research Center's Analysis of the Longmont Community Justice Partnership: 2007-2009. An updated recidivism study is currently being planned!
- 100% of victims are satisfied or very satisfied with LCJP's restorative justice processes.
- For more information on the Community Restorative Justice Program, see this Data Visualization produced by PenLink with 10 years of LCJP case data.
- For more information on LCJP and our guiding principles, click here.
If you wish to pre-pay or utilize the online payment option for your Restorative Justice Conference, please select the Paypal form below.
Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!
For contact information about the Community Restorative Justice Program, please contact:
Abby Whipple, CRJ Program Manager