News & Events

Celebrating Restorative Justice

Several organizations in Brattleboro offer programs based on restorative justice: Brattleboro Community Justice Center (BCJC), Just Schools Project, Youth Services, and Brattleboro Union High School. As part of Brattleboro’s celebration of International Restorative Justice Week (November 2016), we at BCJC asked a few local practitioners and volunteers to express why they engage in restorative justice work and the hope and […]

Reparative Panel Training Opportunity Coming Up!

Reparative Panel Training November 9th & 10th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 230 Main Street, Suite 302, Brattleboro, VT Interested in learning more about volunteering on one of our Reparative Panels? Want to foster relationships within the community while developing communication skills and building your resume? This free, two-evening training will prepare you to volunteer on one of BCJC’s Reparative Panels. […]

BCJC co-sponsors community conversation on policing in Brattleboro

On the evening of Wednesday, July 27, 2016 the Brattleboro Community Justice Center co-sponsored a conversation on policing in Brattleboro at the River Garden. Organized and moderated by former Victim Advocate at the Windham County State Attorney’s Office, Patrina Lingard, the townhall meeting invited community members to share their comments, questions, and concerns with a panel about the impact of […]

BCJC is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 3rd Annual “Reading Frederick Douglas” event

The VT Humanities Council (and local co-sponsors) proudly present the third annual “Reading Frederick Douglass – The Meaning of the fourth of July for the Negro” event on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street, Brattleboro.   Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great […]

Please join us for an upcoming workshop!

Heart-Conscious Communication, by Karen Fogliatti, Ph.D. on June 14 (Tues.) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the BCJC Conference Room.   The content of this workshop is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication (NVC). It is grounded in the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior when they don’t recognize […]

Volunteer Trainings

The BCJC generally holds two volunteer trainings each year for new Reparative Probation panelists and trainings as needed for the Prisoner Reentry program and Justice Alternatives conference facilitators. Please check back periodically or email if you are interested in being informed about upcoming volunteer trainings.

Community Justice Center Events

The BCJC holds several community events throughout the year including film showings and discussions, speakers, justice and literature events, other gatherings to support and promote restorative justice, and an annual celebration, RJ Week.

BCJC in the News

Some news stories about Brattleboro Community Justice Center: Play Explores Restorative Justice – Susan Keese’s VPR interview about Restorative Justice 2010 and NEYT’s Quality of Mercy . Mercy Seasons Justice – Chris Rohmann puts restorative justice in the spotlight – in the Valley Advocate during Restorative Justice Week 2010. It’s Not Just Youth – Commons article about the BCJC’s September […]