We continuously evolve to better serve our community

by fostering partnerships, expanding programs, and actively pursuing best practices for restorative justice.

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Friday: 8:30 am to 12 pm | Saturday – Sunday: Closed
50 Center Street Rutland, Vermont 05701
(802) 775-2479


Rutland County Restorative Justice Center is a nonprofit agency that offers far more programs than traditional diversion. We proudly host:

Traditional Diversion

Youth Substance Abuse & Safety Program (YSASP)

Driving with License Suspended (DLS)

Pretrial Services (Tamarack, Monitoring, & Screenings)

Railroad Tracks-2

Balanced & Restorative Justice (BARJ)

Downstream Thinking

Emotional Intelligence Mentoring

Opioid Family Mentoring

The goal of all our programs

is to make Rutland County safer through the use of restorative justice.

Vermont’s Court Diversion Program

began in 1979 with seven pilot programs throughout the state. Our funding stemmed from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, and the Turrell Fund of East Orange, New Jersey, provided supplemental funding for the development of the juvenile program. The successful of these pilot programs quickly led to the availability of court diversion in every county and the formation of the Vermont Association of Court Diversion Programs (VACDP). In 1980, Vermont legislature voted to fund court diversion for juvenile first offenders.