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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.

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John Oliver

Director of Community Education Initiatives; Centerpoint
Work 94 West Canal Street Winooski, Vermont 05404 Cell Phone: (802) 363-7808


John Oliver (he/him), MA is currently the Director of Community Education Initiatives at Centerpoint, a multifaceted human services organization based in Winooski and South Burlington, VT. John is a teacher, writer, and educational leader who has been committed to the implementation of Restorative Approaches in classrooms, schools, and communities for 10 years. John has extensive experience training educational professionals in both the theory and practice of Restorative Approaches and brings experience in building self-sustaining organizational change through his work in Centerpoint’s Consultation, Training, and Technical Assistance Services.