RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS. REBUILDING COMMUNITY. RENEWING HOPE.

About

Lamoille Restorative Center was established in 1979 with the mission of upholding the dignity and resilience of individuals and families through restorative justice principles and programs. We started with just one program that helped fewer than 100 people per year.

TODAY, we offer 11 programs that impact about 700 people annually. Our growth is the outcome of the confidence our local and state partners have in our ability to achieve the goals we establish. As a result of this trust, funders have invited LRC to expand and adjust services to address new and emerging community needs. We are proud of our reputation and continually seek new opportunities to learn and grow as our community’s needs change.

OUR CORE VALUES are simple:

  • HOPE
  • DIGNITY
  • KINDNESS
  • EMPATHY

Studies have proven that restorative processes create stronger communities, better outcomes, and more resilient people who continue to contribute to their communities. We believe in the process because we see it work every day.

You may have questions about how restorative practices work.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask your questions.

OUR TEAM

Lamoille Restorative Center is known for its skilled, knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated professionals and volunteers. With years of field experience, deep knowledge of restorative approaches, and passion and commitment to participants’ well-being, you can be assured each member of LRC’s team understands the resources available, how to find and use them, and how to create a plan designed for participants’ immediate needs and long-term stability.

BOBBY BLANCHARD-LEWIS
Director of Post Adjudication Services & The School Engagement Program
(914) 589-8481 | bblanchard@lrcvt.org

EMILY NEILSEN
Restorative Approaches Coordinator and Coach
(802) 999-1328 | eneilsen@lrcvt.org

ROB CARY
Restorative Programs Coordinator
(802) 585-0337 | rcary@lrcvt.org

SHANNON O'CONNOR
Student Engagement Specialist for LNSU
(802) 798-2171 | soconnor@lrcvt.org

TARA CONGER
JOBS Case Manager
(802) 760-9651 | tconger@lrcvt.org

KATE RYAN
Office Manager
(802) 888-5871 | kryan@lrcvt.org

Heather Cyr

HEATHER CYR
Court Diversion Case Manager
(802) 798-2149 | hcyr@lrcvt.org

MARK SCOTT
Youth Programs Director
(802) 585-0423 | mscott@lrcvt.org

JOE GARDINER
Youth Development Coordinator
(802) 585-4285 | jgardiner@lrcvt.org

JOHN STROUT
Director of Court Diversion and Pretrial Services
(802) 798-2154 | jstrout@lrcvt.org

HEATHER HOBART
Executive Director
(802) 279-1665 | hhobart@lrcvt.org

PEGGY THOMPSON
Student Engagement Specialist for OSSU
(802) 798-2155 | pthompson@lrcvt.org

JENNIFER ISABELL
Director of Finance & Human Resources
(802) 793-7392 | jisabell@lrcvt.org

ERIN WHITCOMB
Re-entry Coordinator / BARJ Case Manager
(802) 373-6553 | ewhitcomb@lrcvt.org

JUDE MATHISON
JOBS Case Manager
(802) 904-3240| jmathison@lrcvt.org

MOLLY ZAPP
Student Engagement Specialist for LSSU
(802) 798-2120 | mzapp@lrcvt.org

ANNE MORSE
Court Diversion & Victim Services Case Manager
802-798-2197 | amorse@lrcvt.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Lamoille Restorative Center’s board consists of community members dedicated to the goals of restorative justice and community resilience. Selected intentionally, each of our board members offers insight, experience, and knowledge to our endeavors.

SHARON FORTUNE, CHAIR
LRC has a far-reaching impact on the lives on many in our community. Being on the board is an important role in keeping LRC’s work current and financially solvent. I know many community members and I’m able to discuss and present LRC’s mission to others in the community at large. I have a long history with LRC and have watched it evolve. I wish everyone knows that LRC is much more than Court Diversion.

KAREN WEEKS, SECRETARY
It’s a pleasure to serve on the LRC board. Over the many years of service, I’ve seen growth in employees and programming. I use my education background and knowledge of the Lamoille Valley in my work with LRC. I also enjoy thinking about the employees and how to ensure happiness at work. I wish everyone knew about the depth of programs that LRC offers and the range of folks that can obtain services through this organization.

VICKI EMERSON, TREASURER
I’m very honored to be a part of LRC and to be able to represent the organization by sharing their good work and respect for all they serve. I have a long history in human resources, which has fostered many relationships and networking opportunities within the community. I wish everyone knew how incredible, passionate, caring, and respectful the LRC team is and the great work they do for our communities.

JEFF BEATTIE
I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to such a forward-thinking local organization like LRC that is making such a significant difference in the lives of so many people in our community. I enjoy helping to find effective ways to bring community awareness around the good work that we do at LRC. We not only have programs that do “downstream” work such as Court Diversion, but we also have very effective programs that do “upstream” work such as our JOBS and School Engagement programs.

STEFANI CAPIZZI
In addition to being a board member, I have appreciated the experiences I’ve had volunteering with reparative panels and CoSA. I bring to LRC knowledge and connection with community non-profits and particularly addiction recory based. I like to problem solve. I wish everyone knew the impact of LRC services and how powerful and effective restorative justice processes are.

JOSH SMITH
It is great to be part of such an active and compassionate organization that aims to provide leadership in the community. The board is creative, energetic, and truly values LRC’s mission. I wish everyone knew that LRC provides expansive services to the community that are consistent with Lamoille County residents’ small-town values.

ANNE STEEL
I’ve been inspired by being on the board. I bring to the LRC board my ability to connect people to each other and I like to share ideas or activities. I wish everyone knew how awesome LRC is! And, that restorative methods work for the good of everyone and that translates into huge benefits for the entire community.