Balanced and Restorative Justice Program

The Balanced and Restorative Justice Program (BARJ) helps youth at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system receive restorative interventions that reduce and eliminate further involvement in the juvenile justice system. Youth involved in the juvenile justice system receive restorative interventions that reduce or eliminate recidivism.

Restorative Panels give victims and community members an opportunity to interact with youth to discuss the harm caused by the delinquent act and the action needed to repair the damage caused by the act.

Restitution Services are provided by BARJ and/or coordinated with the Restitution Unit of the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services to collect restitution payments.

Screening and Restorative Services provide Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI) pre-screening to determine risk and coordinate protocols for referring youth to services based on risk and needs.

Case Management Services provide families and youth with coordination of services that is individualized and may include but not limited to: 
       · Attendance at family and school team meetings;
       · Therapeutic treatment meetings;
        · Supporting youth who are at risk or are truant;
        · Home visits;
        · Attendance at court hearings;
        · Drug and alcohol testing; and
        · Curfew checks.

Restorative Classes and Skills Development convenes skill building groups and/or activities that may include but not limited to:
        ·   Conflict resolution;
        ·   Social skills development;
        ·   Problem solving and decision making;
        ·   Community service/leadership skills and other integrative activities;
        ·   Victim issues;
        ·   Effective communication;
        ·   One-to-one support to youth;
        ·   Other subjects pertaining to individual group needs; and
        ·   Community based groups/activities/prevention efforts. 

Kayla Miller
Program Coordinator
BARJ Program
 211 North Main Street, PO Box 474
White River Jct., VT 05001
802-281-5807
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