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The Restorative Justice blog covers everything from coverage on Center for Justice Reform events to the latest new in the criminal justice system.

Plant Breeders GuideThe Death of George Floyd: The Laws and Limits of Minnesota’s Homicide Statutes

June 11, 2020
Professor Robert Sand, Founding Director, Center for Justice Reform discusses The Death of George Floyd: The Laws and Limits of Minnesota’s Homicide Statutes.


May 14, 2020
Three Vermont Law School alumni from the online program share why they chose VLS online. Hear from Ricardo Edwards JD'22/MARJ'19, Michelle Bender MELP'15, and Delinda Passas MARJ'20. Read more  »

Restorative Justice Conference PanelWorking Towards Global Unity & Healing

July 19, 2018
In June, the Vermont Law School’s Center for Justice Reform held the 2018 International Restorative Justice Conference: Global Unity and Healing in Burlington, Vermont at the UVM Dudley H. Davis Conference Center. Over 350 people attended from Vermont, across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. Read more »​​​​​​

Expungement Day, VLS Blog(Don't) Let the Record Show

July 18, 2018
The Center for Justice Reform partnered with two forward-thinking Vermont prosecutors to help host two expungement days. Working in conjunction with prosecutors and Vermont Legal Aid, the Center and VLS student volunteers helped approximately citizens remove old marijuana convictions from their record. Read more »​​​​​​

Restorative Justice Coming to VLSRestorative Justice Coming to VLS

October 19, 2017
The American Bar Association has granted acquiescence in VLS' applications to establish a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice, and a Master of Arts in Restorative Justice degree, an important step toward establishing our Center for Justice Reform. Read more »​​​​​​

Different approach to Drug Use and Addiction, VLS Criminal Justice Blog​A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DRUG USE AND ADDICTION

March 17, 2017
In front of the Vermont House Judiciary Committee, VLS professor Robert Sand offered his perspective on a fundamentally different approach to marijuana reform.​ Read more »​​​​​​


February 17, 2017
Thoughts on the H.55, a bill that guarantees public defense services to all needy people who were 25 or under at the time of their​ alleged offense.​ Read more »​​​​​​