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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alisa Del TufoFounder Threshold Collaborative
My focus is on centering the voice and experience of those who have been harmed by violations of both a personal and social nature as well as supporting the development of resilience and wellbeing. With over 25 years of experience I have enriched this work by integrating story sharing and participatory research into my practice. I work with schools, communities, not for profit organizations and movements around the country and in Vermont where I live. I teach restorative justice at Bennington College and work to integrate restorative practices into all aspects of my life. I hold a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and am an Ashoka Fellow.