Contributing Partners

The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is the federally recognized dual domestic and sexual violence coalition in Vermont. The Vermont Network’s purpose is to build a world free of oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive. The Network unites fifteen member organizations and statewide partners to uproot the causes of violence in Vermont, and is a statewide leader in advancing conversations about utilizing restorative and transformative justice to address harm and promote healing for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

 

Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn't), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world. The Center conceives, plans, and operates programs that seek to test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and achieve system change. Our projects include community-based violence prevention projects, alternatives to incarceration, reentry initiatives, and court-based programs that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration and promote positive individual and family change. Researchers at the Center conduct independent evaluations, documenting how government systems work, how neighborhoods function, and how reform efforts change things. Additionally, the Center for Court Innovation provides hands-on, expert assistance to reformers around the world, including judges, attorneys, justice officials, community organizations, and others.

 

The University of Vermont Office of Student and Community Relations (OSCR) is committed to creating a safe and socially just environment for off-campus students and neighbors. To do this we provide resources and education to our students so that they have successful experiences transitioning to and living off campus. We also work with students, neighbors, and city partners on creative initiatives to improve the quality-of-life in our shared community.

 

The Vermont Department of Corrections has proudly demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the collaborative development, implementation and sustainability of restorative justice throughout the State. In addition to providing statewide victim services, we presently support 20 Community Justice Centers that each deliver a broad range of restorative services, all built on the shared foundations of relational practices and extensive civic participation. Through these local partnerships, and other transformative approaches to addressing harm and repair, Vermont Department of Corrections remains actively dedicated to advancing public safety through strengthening the social contract for and WITH Vermonters. Attendance of Vermont Department of Corrections' staff and Community Justice Center volunteers made possible by support from the Vermont Department of Corrections.

 

Attendance of Vermont Court Diversion staff made possible with support of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the Vermont Association of Court Diversion Programs.

 

Donna Hicks’ keynote address made possible by the support of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and Lamoille Restorative Center.