Alanna Ojibway is the Assistant Director for the Center for Justice Reform and the National Center on Restorative Justice at Vermont Law School.
Alanna received her BA in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus on international human rights and sustainable development. Alanna also studied in Morocco, Vietnam, and Bolivia through the School of International Training in a comparative-study program focusing on the politics of food, water, and energy.
Before joining the VLS "RJ Team," Alanna worked within the nonprofit sector both in Vermont and New York City, focusing on program management and services for issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence and abuse, mental health, incarceration, and youth education. Working directly with families and children as well as the other community partners, restorative justice played a consistent role in bridging the gap between the individual trauma of clients and the broader structural inequities of society.