Source: (2003) Social Policy Times. 3(2). Research Center on Societal and Social Policy. Downloaded 2 March 2004.

Often referred to as the "Vermont model" of reparative probation, community reparation or reparative probation, this form of restorative conferencing can be implemented more quickly within existing structures and processes of the criminal justice system. Such is the case in Vermont. Vermont's radical restructuring of its corrections philosophy and practices stems from influences of the communitarian movement and to personalist philosophy generally (Hudson and Galaway, 1990; Thorvaldson, 1990). (excerpt)