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 email@example.com
Lisa BedingerCJC Director South Burlington Community Justice Center
The South Burlington CJC has worked with several schools and school districts in Chittenden County to bring a restorative perspective to how schools operate. This includes the Burlington and South Burlington School Districts, the Schoolhouse, and the VT Country Day School. With colleagues, we have provided introductory training for over 600 VT educators over the past 5 years. We partner with UVM regarding evaluation tools and measures for RP implementation in schools. Our additional strengths are in facilitating systematic implementation of restorative practices in alignment with best practices and tailored for what will work best for each school. We design trainings in a way that outlines the alignment and intersections of current practices such as PBIS, Restorative Classroom/Developmental Designs, equity, mindfulness & trauma-centered education with restorative practices.
SBCJC 19 Gregory Drive South Burlington Vermont 05403