Mission & Vision, Staff, Volunteers, Board of Trustees, Employment Opportunities
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to be a major catalyst in Orange County for building and advocating for a just community by:
- using restorative programs to address legal issues, wrongdoing, conflict and the needs of harmed parties; and
- streamlining access to services that improve the health, well-being and positive behavior of individuals and the community.
The everyday life in Orange County communities is safe, just and provides opportunities for all people to thrive.
Kym Anderson– Community Justice Re-Entry Coordinator & Adult Diversion Case Manager
Wendy Clark– Drivers License Reinstatement Case Manager
Jessie Schmidt– Director, Family Court Case Manager, Victim Outreach Coordinator & Volunteer Coordinator
Harrison Drapo– Youth Substance Abuse and Pretrial Services Case Manger
Izzi Byrne– Intern Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
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!
Restorative Justice Panels consists of citizen volunteers who live or work in Orange County and are interested in participating in a community response to crime. The process provides an opportunity for those responsible for criminal acts 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 regularly in Chelsea, Randolph and Bradford.
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.
Board of Trustees
The OCRJC Board of Trustees guides our organization as we work to bring restorative justice services to all of Orange County, Vermont.
Current Board Members:
- Jenny Beaudin– Randolph
- Jim Bastien–Brookfield
- Jenny Cummings–Williamstown
- Loretta Stalnaker–Randolph Center
- Heather Waterbury– Strafford
OCRJC is currently seeking new members on our Board of Trustees. If you are interested, please contact Jessie– firstname.lastname@example.org .
OCRJC is currently seeking applicants for a part-time Diversion Case Manager position. Learn more….