Source: (2004) The Vermont Bar Journal, #157. 30(1).

The previous article on restorative justice, "Restorative Justice, Vermont State Policy," in the winter issue of the Vermont Bar Journal discussed the genesis of Vermont’s restorative justice policy, as promulgated in 28 V.S.A. 2(a), and restorative justice philosophy in general. Two of the questions posed at the outset of the article were never addressed at large. How is restorative justice being done in Vermont? Can it, or should it, shape my practice? This article will attempt to address both questions, albeit the last only briefly. It will also give a short account of the legislative history of the policy and an overview of current restorative justice practices in Vermont. It will also take into account some of the current criticism of restorative justice practices among Vermont attorneys. (excerpt)

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