Free Online Training


WHEN: February 1, 2023 from 4 – 6pm MST
WHERE: Virtual via Zoom (link will be sent upon sign up)
WHO is it for: Community, parents, teachers, law enforcement, and any adult wanting to know more about Restorative Justice.
WHY attend: To enhance and amplify restorative justice in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys
HOW to attend:  SIGN UP HERE or email Mary Bess Bolling at

Learn more about YouthZone’s Restorative Justice programming HERE!

YouthZone is honored to be awarded the Safer Streets Grant from the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice through the Colorado Department of Criminal Justice. It is with this generous grant that we are able to offer the Restorative Justice Practices 101 for free, a  training course to enhance and amplify restorative justice in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys.

LEARN MORE: Read Post Independent article “YouthZone Announces Free Bilingual Restorative Justice Training Opportunity” for more details on this upcoming Restorative Justice Practices 101 course.


The Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant Program makes $10.1 million available for local governments and community partners to receive funding for physical safety improvements to deter crime in specific areas of their communities. Eligible projects will address environmental or infrastructure concerns that will improve community design, discourage crime, and create safer streets. By allowing local governments and nonprofits to implement place-specific initiatives, strategies can better account for cultural, economic and geographical factors within each community. 

Governor Polis signed SB22-001 Crime Prevention Through Safer Streets, creating this program, which was sponsored by Senators Janet Buckner of Aurora and Nick Hinrichsen of Pueblo and Reps. Naquetta Ricks of Aurora and Kerry Tipper of Denver. The program is part of a comprehensive public safety package to make Colorado one of the safest states in the nation. The public safety plan provides transformative funding to expand resources to target community investment, public safety workforce shortages, and youth crime prevention programs. Last summer, Governor Polis signed legislation to create multiple new grant programs which allocated funds for programs that support these goals. 

For more information about The Crime Prevention through Safer Streets Grant program and to apply online, visit .