Restorative justice is a collaborative, inclusive process that aims to build understanding, encourage accountability, and provide an opportunity to make things right when harm has happened. We believe this approach can improve the well-being of communities by restoring peace and reducing the likelihood of repeated conflict and crime.
All of the Community Justice Centers throughout Vermont strive to broaden and strengthen Vermont’s restorative practices. We are committed to supporting all centers through education, outreach, legislative advocacy, data collection, program development, training, and technical assistance. Our work focuses on sharing and implementing best practices for restorative justice by providing opportunities for all centers to consult with and learn from one another.
Dear friend of CJNVT,
We are heartened at the growing interest in restorative justice in Vermont and around the country and are inspired by the local work in each of the communities of our eighteen justice centers. The CJNVT is no longer a 501 (c) (3) organization, but the work continues strong at all of our CJC’s. Interested persons are always welcome to reach out to the CJC nearest them with questions about community and restorative justice and volunteering. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Martha McLafferty at the Hartford Community Restorative Justice Center: firstname.lastname@example.org.