The​ Restorative Approaches (RA) Collaborative​ is comprised of ​35+​ Vermont trainers, researchers, Community Justice Center (CJC) staff, and school educators and leaders. Membership in this collaborative is based on a deep commitment to the development of the restorative approach in Vermont schools, not on any specific criteria related to experience as a restorative approach trainer in schools.

Some members have worked in a wide range of schools throughout Vermont and beyond while others bring expertise from restorative justice work in their community justice centers. Many have experience in both the community and school level restorative justice work.

Therefore it is important each school does their own research before contacting a collaborative member. You can start that work by searching this directory and reading the full profiles. If you have any questions please contact

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Kelly Ahrens

Youth Restorative Programs Manager Burlington Community Justice Center
Work 200 Church Street Chittenden Central Chittenden Burlington Vermont 05401 Cell Phone: (802) 865-7155 Website:
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Lisa Bedinger

CJC Director South Burlington Community Justice Center
Work SBCJC 19 Gregory Drive South Burlington Vermont 05403 Work Phone: (802) 846-4215 Website: South Burlington Community Justice Center
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Susan Cherry

Executive Director The Community Restorative Justice Center
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Amie Conger

Program Director UP for Learning
Cell Phone: 802-552-8140 Website: UP for Learning
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Nina Curtiss

Executive Director Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center
Work 120 North Main Street Saint Albans Vermont 05478
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Alisa Del Tufo

Founder Threshold Collaborative
Work P.O. Box 512 North Bennington Vermont 05257
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Karen Dolan

Restorative Justice Specialist Essex Community Justice Center
Work 137 Iroquois Ave Essex Junction Vermont 05452
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Laura Ellis

School Psychologist and VT PBIS Coach
Work Burlington Vermont Work Vermont
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Jody Emerson

Associate Principal U-32 Middle & High School
Work 930 Gallison Hill Road Montpelier Vermont 05602
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Bernice Garnett

University of Vermont
Work Burlington Vermont
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Shawn Gonyaw

Principal Marion Cross School
Work 22 Church St Norwich Vermont 05055
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Lindsey Halman

Program Director UP for Learning
Work 155 Elm St Suit 1 Montpelier Vermont 05602 Website: Up for Learning
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Rachel Jolly

Director Burlington CJC
Work 200 Chruch Street, Suite 101 Burlington Vermont 05401
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John Kidde

Principal Consultant Green Omega, L3C
Work Vergennes Vermont
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Camille Koosmann

Restorative Practices in Schools Specialist Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center
Work 120 N. Main St Saint Albans Vermont 05478
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Martha McLafferty

Director Hartford Community Restorative Justice Center
Work 58 N Main St #102 White River Junction Vermont 05001
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Mel Motel

Director Brattleboro CJC
Work 230 Main Street, Suite 302 Brattleboro Vermont 05301
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Annie O’Shaughnessy

President True Nature Teaching
Work 2 Krug Rd Chittenden North East Chittenden Underhill Vermont 05489 Cell Phone: 802-922-3724 Anniversary: August 1, 2019 Website: True Nature Teaching
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Amy Wheeler-Sutton

Training & Development Coordinator Vermont BEST/PBIS Project
Work Burlington Vermont