center for restorative programs - alamosa

About Center for Restorative Programs

Who is CRP?

Rooted in Restorative Justice Principles, Center for Restorative Programs (CRP) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that seeks to recognize harms and restore equity as much as possible through safe and trauma-responsive programming. CRP’s service area includes the six counties of the San Luis Valley: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache.

In 1995, a group of local San Luis Valley leaders came together to address issues like discrimination, over-criminalization, and social inequality that were often left unresolved by the criminal justice system. CRP’s initial programming was grounded in Restorative Justice Diversion to help lessen the disproportionate penetration of minority youth into systems involvement.

Since CRP’s inception, staff and volunteers have facilitated over 2,500 restorative interventions with youth. We have also provided skills training to over 3,000 youth and youth-serving adults, to empower them with social emotional skills (emotion management, empathy, responsibility, initiative, and problem solving) for non-violent conflict resolution. Youth who complete a Restorative Justice program through CRP are 33% less likely to reoffend in the following year.

Through CRP’s mission to strengthen community in the San Luis Valley by building connection, transforming conflict and healing relationships, we dedicate ourselves to empowering and uplifting our community, and finding productive ways forward from incidents of harm. CRP’s programs are grounded in dialogue, accountability, and reconciliation, and are designed to provide participants with opportunities to build empathy, establish ownership over their futures, and use strengths to accomplish their goals.

CRP has grown intentionally and sustainably in response to myriad community needs. While youth Restorative Justice Diversion remains central to our work, programming now includes a broad array of prevention and intervention services.

Youth and Adult Restorative Justice Diversion, including Victim-Offender Dialogue, ReThinking Substances, and Traffic Circle group restorative interventions.

Restorative Practices in San Luis Valley schools to build strong cultures through individualized programming that includes personalized timetables, trainings and interventions.

Restorative Community Services

  • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) offers alternative solutions to incarceration for low level offenders through specialized intensive case management support and services.
  • New Pathway into Community Case Management Supports coming this spring that will offer specialized intensive case management support and services to individuals who are referred through other community agencies in the SLV.

Restorative Family Support Services such as our High-Fidelity Wraparound program, provide personalized plans of care for children with complex needs and their families. A Wraparound team brings together youth, family, professionals, and people already in the family’s life to create and realize a strengths-based plan, develop self-efficacy, and increase natural supports.