Restorative ProgramsRestorative justice provides opportunities for people to right their wrongs. At LRC, participants meet with people they’ve impacted and/or other community members to address harm created and attend to the underlying causes of their behaviors. Thirty-two volunteers help support this process, meeting with participants regularly. Restorative interventions help participants be successful and avoid involvement in the traditional justice system.
- 103 individuals participated in Court Diversion
- $7292.90 in restitution was paid to victims
- 95% of participants completed the program successfully
- 300 hours of community service were performed
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- Bobby Blanchard-Lewis: (802) 888-0545
- 145 youth participated and 89% successfully completed the program
The Truancy Project works with schools within Lamoille North, Lamoille South and Orleans Southwest Supervisory Unions. The staff facilitate communication between schools and families, and assist students and their families overcome barriers to school attendance. Since its inception in the late 1990’s, over 700 students and their families have been referred to the Truancy Project for intervention.
Contact Becky Penberthy: (802) 888-0657
VPR Highlights LRC Truancy Program
- The reasons for license suspension
- Their financial situation
- Steps needed to get the driver’s license reinstated
- How to pay off their fines and fees
- Fill out a financial affidavit describing personal income and bills.
- Develop and follow a plan to pay off fines and fees owed to the State. This plan may include other conditions, such as community service.
- Attend follow up meetings as needed.
- Pay a down payment of $25 toward the program fee of $300. The balance of the fee is included in the payment plan, and may be reduced based on a person’s financial situation.