The Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization serving Bennington County, Vermont. For over 30 years, CRJ has been providing highly successful restorative justice programs, effective education and prevention resources, and valuable intervention services.
Over 600 individuals are served each year through CRJ’s programs. CRJ operates with a budget of approximately $350,000, of which approximately 70% comes from State of Vermont contracts. CRJ is made up of an Executive Director, four staff members, 8 governing board members, and over 55 community volunteers who serve on the agency’s many restorative boards and panels.
Through CRJ’s community-based programs, individuals are given the opportunity to help themselves learn from their mistakes, gain new skills, make amends to their victims, give back to their community, and repair the harm they have caused. CRJ offers a wide variety of support services and programming to meet the ever-changing needs of its clients and community.