About GBCJCThe Greater Barre Community Justice Center addresses issues of conflict and crime by promoting shared responsibility for a safe and healthy community. The Center engages citizens in restoring relationships, repairing past harms, and building community connections through education and involvement.
The Greater Barre Community Justice Center is a non profit organization of the city of Barre that is funded by the Agency of Human Services.
Restorative Justice is a shift from the prevailing thinking about justice and how to handle conflict, disputes and crime.
Restorative justice brings crime victims, offenders, and the community together to reach agreements that address the harm caused to the victim, the damage done to the community, and the offender’s need to understand the human consequences of the crime.
The goals are to repair the harm done to the victim and the community, mentor the offender, and work toward reparation and reconciliation.
A Citizen Advisory Board, a diverse group of people with various skills, backgrounds and experience, governs the organization.