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Feeling “The Bern” at LRC

Restorative Justice: An Alternative Approach to our Broken Criminal Justice System

“It is no secret that our criminal justice system is broken and in need of major reforms. We have to ask ourselves if we are in the business of punishment, or if we do have a duty of preventing crime and rehabilitating people. I am proud that the Lamoille Restorative Center and a number of other centers around Vermont are taking an alternative approach to the traditional criminal justice system and taking the profit motive out of it.” Senator Bernie Sanders

We are grateful to Senator Bernie Sanders and his team for their ongoing support and advocacy for criminal justice reform through alternative approaches.

Check out this video from their visit to our agency to learn about effective programs like Court Diversion.