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.

Our vision–

The everyday life in Orange County communities is safe, just and provides opportunities for all people to thrive.

Staff

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

Now Hiring– Youth Substance Abuse and Pretrial Services Case Manger

Volunteers

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.

Call: 802-685-3172

Email: jessie@occdp.org 

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:

  • Chris Aquino–Thetford
  • Jenny Beaudin– Randolph
  • 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– jessie@occdp.org.

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Employment Opportunities

We are looking for a new team member to join our growing organization!  The part-time case manager will oversee our Adult Pretrial Services Program and Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program.  This position will screen youth for substance misuse issues and help those in need connect with appropriate services. In addition, the case manager will support defendants in the Orange County Court to access mental health and substance misuse services.     

This is a position for someone who can relate and communicate well with people from diverse backgrounds.  Candidates should possess strong computer and case management skills and have attention for detail.  A bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field is preferred. Knowledge about substance misuse and mental health issues is required. Knowledge about the criminal justice system, restorative justice practices and community resources is a plus. Applicants must have the ability to work remotely and independently during these uncertain times. 

This position requires an individual who can meet requirements for Department of Corrections background checks and who has access to reliable transportation.

Ability to work from home as needed or required is a necessity.

20-hours per week with the benefit of pro-rated paid time off and retirement plan contributions. Competitive wage based on experience.

Email cover letter, resume and 3 references to director, Jessie Schmidt, jessie@occdp.org.

OCRJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Part-time