The Orange County Restorative Panels consists of citizen volunteers from Orange County interested in participating in a community response to crime. The process provides an opportunity for those accused of a crime to understand the impact their actions had on their victims and the community. The Panel helps participants develop a plan designed to repair the harm done to the victim and the larger community, and address underlying factors in the individual’s life that contributed to the crime,
The Restorative Panels meet, as needed, in Chelsea, Randolph and Bradford.
Restorative Panel Members: Jean-Miguel Bariteau, Phil Boudreau, Jennifer Cummings, Rose Duffy, Rosalind Finn, Walter Fischer, Stephen Gale, Sanford, Johnson, Hildegard Jones, Paul Kendall, Luke Knapp, Janice Larabee, Mark Lembke, Abbe Meiling, Pat Mercier, Robert Nutting, Sue Perreault, Jay Spiegel, Kim Siner, Martin Smit, Carole Taylor.
Trustees: Jenny Beaudin, Jennifer Cummings, Mark Lembke, Abbe Meiling, Sanford Johnson, Sue Perreault, Loretta Stalnaker.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are essential to the success of our restorative justice programs. They represent the face and voice of the community. Volunteers help participants understand how the their actions have affected other people in the community, even in so-called “victimless” crimes.
Training, provided by local programs and the association, prepares volunteers to follow a restorative justice approach and take on a meaningful role in this community-based justice program. Close to 400 Vermonters volunteer on restorative justice panels!
The Orange County Restorative Justice Center welcomes interest in our volunteer opportunities. If you would like to learn more about current needs for volunteers, please contact our office.