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Vermont DOC Builds Commitment to Restorative Justice

The Vermont DOC organized volunteers from local communities into citizen-based boards, which led, in 1998, to the creation of what are now known across the state as Community Justice Centers (CJCs). Today, there are 20 CJCs in Vermont—one in every county—managed centrally by the Vermont DOC. CJCs provide intensive support services in employment, housing, mentoring, and restitution management for people returning to their communities from incarceration. They rely primarily on volunteers to deliver these services.

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Circles of Support and Accountability

Circles of Support and Accountability

This webpage outlines the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) model and provides volunteers, agencies, and other practitioners working to integrate it into their communities with the strategies, tools, and resources they will need. These practices have been proven to improve outcomes for people convicted of a sexual offense who are returning home from incarceration.

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