Source: (-0001) Title 28: Public Institutions and Corrections. Chapter 1: Purposes, Construction And General Definitions.The Vermont Statutes Online.

It is the policy of this state that principles of restorative justice be included in shaping how the criminal justice system responds to persons charged with or convicted of criminal offenses. The policy goal is a community response to a person's wrongdoing at its earliest onset, and a type and intensity of sanction tailored to each instance of wrongdoing. (excerpt)

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