Source: (2002) Contemporary Justice Review. 5(3): 273-284

This paper documents the application of restorative justice principles using a model which was developed by the Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) and is being used in other communities in Colorado. It explains the structure and operation of this model as well as addresses some of the challenging issues program participants face during the startup, development, evaluation, restorative language, funding and the limitations of the model. Finally we discuss the way in which this program has potential for other communities which seek to implement restorative justice practices.