Community Volunteers

Do you have an interest in and commitment
to restorative justice?

The Washington County Diversion Program is looking for Review Board volunteers. Volunteers are essential to the success of Court Diversion. They represent the face and voice of the community and help offenders understand how their actions have affected others, even in "victimless" crimes. 

The mission of our Program is to engage community members in responding to the needs of crime victims, the community, and those who violated the law, by holding the latter accountable in a manner that promotes responsible behavior.

Volunteers are essential to our success! We provide training to prepare volunteers to follow a restorative justice approach and take on a meaningful role in this community-based justice program. Volunteer typically serve twice a month for two to three hours at a time.

The Diversion system has been in place in Vermont since 1980, with offices in every county. Close to 400 Vermonters volunteer on Diversion boards across the state!

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Catherine Kalkstein at (802) 479-1922