The Restorative Approaches (RA) Collaborative is comprised of 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 to their community justice centers. Many have experience in both community and school-level restorative justice work.
Therefore it is important each school does its own research before contacting a collaborative member. You can start that work by searching this directory and reading the profiles.
Bernice GarnettUniversity of Vermont
Bernice Garnett, MPH ScD: Dr. Bernice Garnett is the Adam and Abigail Burack Green and Gold Associate Professor in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont (UVM). Dr. Garnett is an interdisciplinary public health prevention scientist interested in youth educational and health disparities, food security, community schools, school climate, restorative practices, and mixed methods community-based participatory research. Dr. Garnett has a wealth of experience in conducting community-based participatory research projects focused on addressing issues of health and educational equity.