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Orleans County
Restorative Justice Center 

It takes a community. Be part of it.

Restorative Justice is founded on respect ..."Respect for all, even those who are different from us.

Respect reminds us of our interconnectedness, but also of our differences. Respect insists we balance concerns for all parties. If we pursue justice as respect, we will do justice restoratively.”
— Howard Zehr


Making Change Possible

The Orleans County Restorative Justice Center empowers community members to restore harmed relationships, addresses the underlying causes of conflict and crime, and improves the quality of life in our community.

Restorative Justice - The Basics

Central focus: Victim’s needs and offender responsibility for repairing harm

Crime is a violation of people and relationships

Violations create obligations

Justice involves victims, offenders, and community members in an effort to put things right

Support Group Session

What We Do

The goal of restorative justice is to provide a path in resolving conflict when possible, that maintains community relationships, and cohesiveness.  Through changing our perspectives and expectations on how we manage conflict, it is our hope to bring our community and its members resolution, creating a safer place for all to live and thrive.

Hands Together


Making Change Possible

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Community Perception on Safety and Restorative Justice 

 For residents of Orleans and Northern Essex County

The Orleans County Restorative Justice Center is committed to creating a diverse environment and providing services that are
respectful and inclusive of all people without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, or expression,
sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.
We know that our greatest strength comes from the staff and volunteers at the center, and our community partners.  

For the OCRJC, inclusion, and diversity are ingrained in who we are.



Relevant, Important Updates

Nulhegan Educational and Cultural Center (The old Holland School) 

26 School Rd, Derby Line, VT 05830 

Phone: (802) 525-9797
Hours of operation:
Third  Wednesday of each month: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Community Nights at St. Mark’s Episcopal, 44 Second St, in Newport.

Coalition meeting in April are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Community nights are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Our calendar is always available on our website at


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Newport, VT 05855

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