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.
Jody EmersonSuperintendent/Director of Central Vermont Career Center School District
Currently serving as the Superintendent/Director of Central Vermont Career Center School District, and was the Associate Principal of U-32 Middle & High School in Montpelier, VT, for eight years. Jody served as an International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Trainer, a member of the Vermont Restorative Approaches Collaborative, a member of the Washington County Restorative Practices in Schools group, and a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Montpelier Community Justice Center. Jody completed her masters in Restorative Practices at IIRP in 2020.