Restorative Justice Centers in Vermont

Restorative Justice – What This Means.

Building on the community-centered movement in Vermont in the 1980s and 1990s, research suggested Vermonters wanted more involvement with the justice system to allow communities to be affirmatively involved in the response to crime and conflict.  They wanted repair, not vengeance; what was broken, fixed; what was stolen, returned; what was defaced, cleaned; what was destroyed, replaced.   As a result of this research, in 1994, the Department of Corrections received a Bureau of Justice assistance grant to pilot reparative probation to allow volunteers to voice the harm to community and facilitate a restorative agreement with those responsible.   In 1998, based on the success of those programs, the Department of Corrections partnered with municipalities to develop the first community justice centers.

Today, there are 20 community justice centers delivering services to youth at risk, victims, Vermont communities affected by crime, and those responsible for criminal offenses. In 2015, services included hundreds of hours of training and education on crime prevention; in depth support to victims of crime; 1,819 new restorative justice panel referrals; and 58 new Circles of Support and Accountability.   Together efforts involved more than 700 community volunteers who together worked more than 22,000 hours.

Vermont’s Restorative Justice Centers in Northern Vermont:

Hardwick Restorative Justice Center

3rd floor of the Hardwick Memorial Building
PO Box 523
Hardwick, VT 05843
Director: Carol Plante
Email: Carol Plante
Phone: (802) 644-1960
Website: Visit our website

Lamoille Restorative Justice Center

221 Main Street
PO Box 148
Hyde Park, VT 05655
Director: Becky Penberthy
Email: Becky Penberthy
Phone: (802) 888-5871
Website: Visit our website

Newport Restorative Justice Center

79 Coventry Street
Suite 4A & 4B
Newport, VT 05855
Director: Barbara Morrow
Email: Barbara Morrow
Phone: (802) 487-9327
Website: Visit our website
Facebook: Visit our social media site at FB

St. Johnsbury Restorative Justice Center

108 Cherry Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Director: Susan Cherry
Email: Susan Cherry
Phone: (802) 748-2977
Website: Visit our website
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StJohnsburyCommunityJusticeCenter

Vermont’s Restorative Justice Centers in Northwestern Vermont

Burlington Restorative Justice Center

200 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Director: Anneke Hohl
Phone: (802) 865-7155
Website: Visit our website

Essex Restorative Justice Center:

137 Iroquois Avenue, Suite 101
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Director: Jill Evans
Email: Jill Evans
Phone: (802) 872-7690
Website: Visit our website

Franklin / Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center:

120 North Main Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
Director: Nina Curtiss
Email: Nina Curtiss
Phone: (802) 524-7006
Website: Visit our website

South Burlington Restorative Justice Center:

19 Gregory Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
Director: Lisa Bedinger
Email: Lisa Bedinger
Phone: (802) 846-4215
Website: Visit our website

Williston Restorative Justice Center

7928 Williston Road
Williston, VT 05495
Director: Stephan LaTulippe
Email: Stephan Latulippe
Phone: (802) 764-1151
Website: Visit our website

Winooski Restorative Justice Center

27 West Allen Street
Winooski, VT 05404
Director: Eli Ferree
Email: Eli Ferree
Phone: (802) 655-0221 ext. 20
Website: Visit our website

Vermont’s Restorative Justice Centers in Central Vermont:

Addison Restorative Justice Center

282 Boardman Street (PO Box 881)
Middlebury, VT 05753
Director: Miche Chamberlain Modiba
Email: Miche Modiba
Phone: (802) 388-3888
Website: Visit our website

Greater Barre Restorative Justice Center

20 Auditorium Hill
Barre, VT 05641
Director: Lori Baker
Email: Barre RJC
Phone: (802) 476-0276
Website: Visit our website

Montpelier Restorative Justice Center

City Hall Building; 39 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Director: Yvonne Byrd
Email: Montpelier RJC
Phone: (802) 223-9606
Website: Visit our webpage
Facebook: Check out our social media page at FB

Randolph Restorative Justice Center

Town of Randolph
Drawer B-7; 7 Summer Street
Randolph, VT 05060
Director: Kym Anderson
Email:Kim Anderson
Phone: (802) 272-5686
Website: Visit our website

Rutland Restorative Justice Center

128 Merchants Row, Suite 401
Rutland, VT 05701
Director: Shawn McMore
Email: Rutland RJC
Phone: (802) 770-5364
Website: Visit our website

Vermont’s Restorative Justice Centers in Southern Vermont:

Bennington Restorative Justice Center

439 Main Street, Suite 2
Bennington, VT 05201
Director: Leitha Cipriano
Email: Leigha Cipriano
Phone: (802) 447-1595
Website: Visit our website

Brattleboro Restorative Justice Center

230 Main Street, Suite 302
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Director: Darah Kehnemuyi
Email: Brattleboro RJC
Phone: (802) 251-8142
Website: Visit our website

Bellows Falls Restorative Justice Center

44 School St.
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Director: Bianca Zaransky
Email: Bellows Falls RJC
Phone: (802) 463-9927 ext.107, or (802) 376-9837

Hartford Restorative Justice Center

58 North Main Street
Suite 102
White River Junction, VT 05001
Director: Martha McLafferty
Email: Hartford RJC
Phone: (802) 291-7173
Website: Visit our website

Springfield Restorative Justice Center

Springfield Town Hall
96 Main Street, Suite 1
Springfield, VT 05156
Director: Wendi Lashua Germain
Email: Springfield RJC
Phone: (802) 885-8707
Website: Visit our website
Facebook: Check us out on Facebook

Vermont Department of Corrections Web Presence regarding Restorative Justice and CoSA:  http://doc.vermont.gov/justice/restorative-justice