The Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) to its facility at 528 Main. Beginning May 1, LCJP will lease a three-office suite and hold meetings in the Chambers conference room.

Several interested parties looked at our available office space, said Bruce R. Partain, Longmont Area Chamber CEO. We felt LCJP would be the best fit.

Within our walls we now have the Chamber and the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA). Our separate organizations have different missions, but we all care about the future of Longmont. We know LCJP also has its own unique role in improving Longmonts quality of life, and we look forward to having them as neighbors.

Longmont Community Justice Partnership provides restorative justice services and trainings for resolving crime and conflict. Trained volunteer facilitators lead the restorative justice meetings, and volunteer community members participate by identifying how an offenders actions have impacted the broader Longmont community, as well as suggesting potential contract items that can be carried out by the offender to repair those harms.

"We are really looking forward to collaborating with the Chamber to grow our network of partnerships in Longmont, said LCJP Executive Director Kathleen McGoey. Restorative justice practices play a powerful role in creating a safer community in Longmont, and LCJP is eager to increase awareness about how restorative justice works, and how people can get involved."

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Signing the lease, from left, are Chamber immediate past-chair Carol Schack, Chamber CEO Bruce R. Partain, LCJP Executive Director Kathleen McGoey, LCJP board treasurer Thaxter Williams and LCJP board member Karin Higgins. (Photo by Giselle Lehmann).