The Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization serving Bennington County, Vermont. For over 40 years, CRJ has been providing highly successful restorative justice programs, effective education and prevention resources, and valuable intervention services.
CRJ has adopted the Principles of Restorative Justice which guide us toward effectively supporting relationships rooted in justice and respect. We are committed to work in partnership with State and local government and the volunteers who represent our communities to provide support and accountability to all parties. We seek to hold ourselves accountable and move toward a justice system that brings dignity, safety and repair of harm for all.
Over 1,600 individuals are served each year through CRJ’s programs. CRJ operates with a budget of approximately $620,000, of which approximately 80% comes from State of Vermont grants and contracts. CRJ is made up of an Executive Director, eight staff members, 10 governing board members, and nearly 40 community volunteers who serve on the agency’s many restorative justice panels.