Restorative Justice

By | May 17, 2021

Richmond Racial Equity will be hosting representatives from the Williston Community Justice Center for a webinar on Tuesday, May 18. Everyone is welcome, but registration is required.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Community Justice in Richmond

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In short, restorative justice involves diverting legal matters out of the traditional police-oriented justice system to a community-based system which protects and respectis the rights of the victim. “Restorative justice creates opportunities for people who have experienced harm to have a voice in shaping a response, and for people who caused harm, to make amends and be accountable for their actions.” [1]Quote from But that said — there’s much more to say on the topic.

Please consider joining us Tuesday evening to learn more about restorative justice and how Richmond residents can avail themselves of the services of the Williston Community Justice Center.

How does this relate to racial equity? See below for a policy document put forward in February 2021 by the associated Vermont Community Justice Centers on how restorative justice can play a role in bringing just and equitable outcomes to areas where BIPOC citizens have often been denied justice:

Click to access vt-rj-programs-position-on-racial-injustice_signed-feb-2021-2.pdf