“Community is made from conflict as much as from cooperation; the capacity to solve conflict is what gives social relations their sinew. Professionalizing justice ' steals the conflicts,' robbing the community of its ability to face trouble and restore peace. Communities lose their confidence, the capacity, and finally, their inclination to preserve their own order. They instead become consumers of police and court 'services' with the consequences that they largely cease to be communities.”

Nils Christie, 1977. Conflict is Property.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about either our organization or our many programs and volunteer opportunities. Staff members and associated programs are listed below.

Barbara Morrow, M.Ed.
Executive Director

Walter Medwid
Restorative Panel Coordinator

Ned Andrews
Re-entry Coordinator

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Orleans County Restorative Justice Center
55 Seymour Lane
Newport, VT 05855
Phone: 802.487.9327

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