Safe Driving Program

This program is designed for individuals who have criminal charges stemming from unsafe, impaired, and/or distracted driving. This program is held monthly at CRJ.

Classes are held from 1:00- 4:30 at CRJ

Email Kim Phillips to sign up-

Dates for 2017:

January 19, 2017

February 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

April 20, 2017

May 18, 2017

June 15, 2017

August 17, 2017

September 21, 2017

October 19, 2017

November 16, 2017

  • Note: There is a fee of $25.00 payable in full and in advance to reserve a seat and attend the class.  The fee can paid either with a credit/debit card or a money order made out to CRJ.  This fee is non-refundable.


SHOP (Student Hope and Opportunity Program)

SHOP is CRJ’s afterschool program. SHOP is open to any student in grades 7 – 12. Special events, guest speakers, college mentors, movie nights, homework help, and wii video game tournaments are just a sample of SHOP activities.

SHOP is open Tuesdays, 2:30 -4:30 at CRJ.



Each month, CRJ hosts a movie and healthy meal for youth. The event is held every third Thursday in the Willowbrook Community Room and is open to all Bennington area youth up to age 18. The event provides youth with a safe, supervised setting where they can socialize with friends watching a blockbuster movie and a enjoy healthy meal. This event is partially funded through a grant from the United Way of Vermont.



First Tuesday of the month- 3PM
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bennington

Second Wednesday of the month- 3 PM
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bennington

Third Wednesday of the month- 3 PM
Second Congregational Church, Bennington

Fourth Wednesday of the month – 3 PM
Manchester First Congregational Church, Manchester

Reparative Program

Bennington Restorative Justice Panel
First and Third Wednesday of the month – 8:30 AM
Vermont Department of Health, Bennington

Manchester Restorative Justice Panel
Second Tuesday of the month- 2:00 PM
First Congregational Church, Manchester Center