What to Expect at VORP
VORP of Denver aims to create a safe space where youth and familes are empowered through restorative solutions to the harm caused by committing crime. Youth are given opportunties to get postive feedback and form constructive relationships thorugh the process of making ammends to themselves, their families, the community and the victim.
1) There are 3 meetings.
- Orientation, Tuesday 5:30-7:30 pm, before Session 1
- Session 1, Saturday 8:30-1 pm, the 3rd Saturday of each month
- Session 2, Saturday 10:30-12 pm, one month later on the 3rd Saturday
2) Event Details:
- Bring $25 money order or cash to the Orientation.
- Bring your workbook & completed assignments to Session 1.
- Bring your workbook, completed assignments & completed contract activities to Session 2.
- Attend with at least 1 supportive adult (any family member aged 11 & older is welcome to attend).
- Park in the parking lot, on Elati Street or at West High School on Saturday mornings.
- VORP is located at 430 W 9th Ave. For a map & directions for car or bus directions by clicking here.
3) Problems? Issues?
- Call Cayenna at (303)534-6167 x1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to work through any issues that need resolving.
VORP is located in the rear of First Mennonite Chruch through the green door.
Click here to get directions.
Click on the attachment below for a downloadable map.
Resources & Links
VORP of Denver recieves referrals from Denver's Diversion and Juvenile Courts. Parents in Denver County can learn more about getting additional resources for their children, expunging their record and more at Denver County Court's website.
To learn more about your rights and the rights of juveniles, you can download a copy of "A Family Guide to the Colorado Juvenile Justice System" at the The Juvenile Justice League website.
There are many organizations that are working with VORP to keep kids out of jail and change the justice system from punitive to restorative. VORP supported Padres y Jovens Undios and the Colorado Progressive Coalition to negotiate a new MOU between Denver Public Schools and Resource Officers with the Denver Police Department.
VORP Board member, Feliciana Lilgerose, is working with the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition on legislation that would give juvenile defendants the right to their own counsel. To learn more about this important topic, check out Kids Without Counsel.