Board of Trustees

Orange County Restorative Justice Center
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Organization Description
OCRJC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization serving Orange County, Vermont. We offer alternatives to the traditional legal and corrections systems for youth and adults--harmed parties (victims) and responsible parties (offenders.) The OCRJC Mission is to be a major catalyst in Orange County for building and advocating for a just community by: using restorative programs to address legal issues, wrongdoing, conflict and the needs of harmed parties; and streamlining access to services that improve the health, well-being and positive behavior of individuals and the community. The OCRJC Vision is that the everyday life in Orange County communities is safe, just and provides opportunities for all people to thrive.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

The OCRJC adopted the goals of the Vermont Restorative Justice Programs’ Position on Racial Justice, which includes commitments to anti-racism training and ongoing examination of our policies and practices so we “work in ways that are inclusive and equitable, respect the dignity of all and build relationships rooted in justice and respect.”

For the past 2 years, OCRJC has been the fiscal agent and leader of a federally funded, statewide effort to improve equity and belonging at the 23 restorative justice across Vermont.

Board Terms and Term Limits
Board positions are for one year, and leadership positions are rotated every 2 years.
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
Board meetings take place every 4-6 weeks for 2 hours. Twice annual full-day board retreats.
Stipends for Board Membership
we currently do not offer stipends for board membership. Travel reimbursement is available.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Jessie Schmidt
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