Melissa Westover

Melissa Westover

Executive Committee

Email: mwestover@estes.org


Melissa has been with EVRJP since 2008 first as a volunteer facilitator then as Case Manager and now as Manager and Executive Director. Since coming to the Manager/Executive Director position in 2013, the program has developed 4 new programs. Three of those: Girls Circle, Boys Council and Student Support and Accountability Circles are done in partnership with the Estes Park School District. Restorative Community Mediation was also formed to offer restorative services to all residents of the Estes Valley. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and trained mediator and was previously in private practice. She has been and continues to be quite involved in non-profit work. She currently serves as President of the board of Crossroads Ministry, a member of the Salud Foundation Board and is Treasurer of the Greenville College Board of Trustees (her alma mater). Melissa is also involved in the arts community performing with the Estes Park Oratorio Society, Fine Arts Guild and various other community productions. Melissa holds a BS in education from Greenville College and an MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary. She is married to Mark and together they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Melissa was appointed in 2016 succeeding Gabrielle Frye and Beverly Title as a representative of the Colorado Coalition of Restorative Justice Directors.

Restorative Justice Colorado Council Documents

2014 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report 2014 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report (373 KB)

2014 Legislative Report 2014 Legislative Report (1009 KB)

2015 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report 2015 Annual RJ Diversion Pilot Report (785 KB)

2015 Focus Group Work Presentation 2015 Focus Group Work Presentation (1421 KB)

2018 RJ Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report 2018 RJ Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report (941 KB)

5 R's of Restorative Justice 5 R's of Restorative Justice (89 KB)

Annual Report on Implementation of HB 2013-1254 Annual Report on Implementation of HB 2013-1254 (394 KB)

Colorado Restorative Justice Council Recommended Guidelines for Training in Restorative Practices Colorado Restorative Justice Council Recommended Guidelines for Training in Restorative Practices (52 KB)

Cost Analysis of Colorado’s Restorative Juvenile Justice Pilot Programs Cost Analysis of Colorado’s Restorative Juvenile Justice Pilot Programs (1268 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions for Juvenile Restorative Justice Diversion Funding Application FY 18 Frequently Asked Questions for Juvenile Restorative Justice Diversion Funding Application FY 18 (85 KB)

Juvenile RJ Diversion funding App FY 18 Juvenile RJ Diversion funding App FY 18 (93 KB)

OMNI Restorative Justice Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report 2020 OMNI Restorative Justice Juvenile Diversion Evaluation Report 2020 (2482 KB)

Restorative Justice Evaluation Final Report_Executive Summary 2020 Restorative Justice Evaluation Final Report_Executive Summary 2020 (279 KB)

Restorative Justice Evaluation Report FY 2017 Restorative Justice Evaluation Report FY 2017 (1352 KB)

Restorative Justice History Restorative Justice History (4279 KB)

Restorative Justice Pilot January 2016 Report Restorative Justice Pilot January 2016 Report (673 KB)

RJ Council Action Plan 2015 RJ Council Action Plan 2015 (24 KB)

RJ Council Annual Report 2013 RJ Council Annual Report 2013 (1377 KB)

RJ Council By-Laws RJ Council By-Laws (693 KB)

RJ Council Guidelines and Practices for Addressing Complaints and Conflict RJ Council Guidelines and Practices for Addressing Complaints and Conflict (119 KB)

RJ Council’s Statement On Racial Justice RJ Council’s Statement On Racial Justice (89 KB)

RJ In Colorado - General Info RJ In Colorado - General Info (367 KB)

RJ Models Definitions RJ Models Definitions (145 KB)

RJ Pilot Report - July 2016 RJ Pilot Report - July 2016 (550 KB)

RJTC Training Plan RJTC Training Plan (376 KB)

SCAO Funded RJ Program Compliance Guide 2015 - 2016 SCAO Funded RJ Program Compliance Guide 2015 - 2016 (578 KB)

STATE OF THE STATE Restorative Justice in Colorado – June 2019 STATE OF THE STATE Restorative Justice in Colorado – June 2019 (2387 KB)

State RJ Council 3-5 Year Strategic Plan August 2019 State RJ Council 3-5 Year Strategic Plan August 2019 (55 KB)

Victims Centeredness in RJ March 2015 Victims Centeredness in RJ March 2015 (751 KB)

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