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.
Karen DolanRestorative Justice Specialist; Essex Community Justice Center
RP Practitioner for the past three years with experience implementing community restorative justice panels, Tier 1 and Tier 2 school-based trainings and interventions, conflict resolution circles, community building circles, and organization development strategies. 15 years of prior experience at Vermont non-profits implementing and managing hands-on learning programs.