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“Vermont Reparative Probation.”

Dooley, Michael
June 4, 2015

Source: (1995) Friends Committee against the Death Penalty (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

This report summarizes Vermont’s (as state in the U.S.) restructuring of its corrections philosophy and practices. This includes a “Reparative Programs” service track designed for offenders who commit non-violent offenses who demonstrate a low risk of re-offending. The focus of this track is to require the offender to make reparations to the victim and to the community. This track features a program called Reparative Probation-which directly involves the community in the sentencing and monitoring functions of the Vermont state criminal justice process. Vermont’s reparative “model” is based on a “paradigm shift” from a more “Retributive” to a “Restorative” form of justice.


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