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Our Team

As a small organization, each staff member works within several programs and is cross-trained to provide program support where needed. We also employ interns when opportunities exist for program enhancement. (Interested in Interning? Contact us!)

Jessica Schmidt
Executive Director 
jessie@ocrjvt.org    |   802-636-7106

Prior to her work in restorative justice, Jessie worked in environmental sustainability. Since moving to Vermont in 1998, Jessie has worked on farms, been an avid homesteader, and now finds joy in gardening, hiking, and observing the natural world. It was through this work that she came to understand that the many issues facing humanity could only be addressed through social justice; supporting restorative justice practices in Orange County is her small piece of this work.

 

kym orange county restorative justice centerKym Anderson
Director of Reentry & Community Justice Programs
kym@ocrjvt.org   |  802-636-7104

Kym’s restorative justice work started 30 years ago in King County, Washington. She has held many titles: advocate, coordinator, trainer, investigator, facilitator, and director. Most people also call her a dreamer – and you will too – after you talk to her about her vision for her programs. Come meet her dog, Calvin, in our office.

 

Kiara Senecal
Coordinator for Restorative Justice Programs
Pretrial Services, Tamarack, Youth Services
kiara@ocrjvt.org   |  802-636-7798

From an early age, Kiara knew that she wanted to work toward helping make the legal system more effective for all persons involved, so naturally the focus of her college career was justice studies. Kiara believes that recidivism rates are impacted significantly when an individual has support from and connection to their community, which is what brought her to work at OCRJC. Kiara is also a Vermont native, which means that you will find her outside in all types of weather.

 

Jason Garry
Coordinator for Restorative Justice Programs
Adult Diversion, DLS, Reentry Panels
jason@ocrjvt.org   | 802-636-7105

Since earning his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice (1999-2002), Jason has practiced Restorative Justice in many situations and settings where people have been harmed. He believes in a balance of justice that engages victims and offenders in creating equal experiences of resolution, rather than equal amounts of loss. Jason has applied the principles of Restorative Justice throughout his social service career and recognizes community-building as the key to creating peace in our lives.

 

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.

Left to right: Heather, Jenny, Jim and Annette.

Present Board of Trustees Members:

President Jennifer Cummings, Williamstown
Vice-President Loretta Stalnaker, East Randolph 
Treasurer James Bastien, Brookfield 
Secretary Heather Waterbury, Strafford 
Member Annette Kennedy, Thetford

Office Greeters

Depending on what day of the week you stop by, one of our pets will be here to greet you!

Delilah

Calvin

Cleo

Paul