promoting shared responsibility for a safe and healthy community

 
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our mission

 
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OUR Principles

The Barre Community Justice Center is a citizen-governed non-profit that operates in conjunction with the City of Barre and its residents.  We also serve the communities of Barre Town, Washington, Orange, Williamstown, Plainfield, Marshfield, Cabot, and Woodbury. We are committed to providing a safe environment for resolving conflicts, and to promote restorative justice and victim sensitivity throughout our community, based on the following principles:  

 

  • Crimes and disputes are best resolved in the local communities where they occur.

 

  • The victim has special needs and claims that are at the center of the resolution process.

 

  • The offender has an opportunity to understand the impact of the crime, express remorse, and repair the harm done to the victim and to the wider community.

 

  • Community members have a right to feel safe, respected, and involved in the issues that affect their quality of life and sense of personal well-being.

 

  • Restorative justice engages all those affected by crime, in an effort to put things right.

 
 
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 repairing past harms

 

Photography by Stephen Restelli

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we believe

 
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building community connections through education and involvement

 

 
 

Photography by Stephen Restelli

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