Lamoille Restorative Center, in collaboration with Northern Vermont University-Johnson (NVU-J), is hosting a screening of Bess O’Brien’s new film Coming Home on February, 12, 2019 at 4:30pm at NVU-J’s Bentley 207. The film runs for an hour and a half and will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion and Q & A.
We are excited to welcome panelists for the Q & A from the film; Sue Teske– CoSA facilitator from St Johnbury Community Justice Center, Deb Clarke– CoSA core member and Mark Savay– CoSA core member. Additional panelists include Erin Whitcomb– CoSA facilitator at Lamoille Restorative Center and a local parole officer.
Coming Home tells the story of five very different individuals returning to their Vermont communities after incarceration. Each is supported by a CoSA (Circle of Support and Accountability. The film takes an intimate look at the CoSA process, the struggles and challenges of folks coming out of prison, and the success of the restorative justice model.
You can watch the trailer below or by following this link to the to the Coming Home Trailer.