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.
RCRJC is a nonprofit agency that offers traditional diversion and many additional programs. We proudly host:
While our parent name is Rutland County Court Diversion & Restorative Justice Center, Inc., we now operate under the name of Rutland County Restorative Justice Center. By doing business under this name, we hope to reflect the expansion of our sponsored programs as an indication of our dedication to our community. Our funding comes from our partnerships, the state, program participation fees, and donations of caring community members.