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

Harrison Drapo– Youth Substance Abuse and Pretrial Services Case Manger

Izzi Byrne– Intern Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

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@ocrjvt.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:

  • 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– jessie@ocrjvt.org .

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Employment Opportunities

No openings at this time.