The Burlington CJC addresses the roots and impacts of crime
and conflict so that everyone experiences dignity, safety, and justice in the communities we serve.
We envision a community
that creates restorative and transformative paths toward equity and accountability, connection
and repair of harm.
Public Service: The Burlington CJC serves the people of Chittenden County and responds to needs in our community. We honor the rights of victims/survivors and meet participants where they are.
Community: We improve quality of life in Burlington and surrounding communities by enabling processes that encourage personal and collective responsibility.
Equity: We recognize that all lives have equal value that deserve fair access, opportunity, and choice.
Respect: We treat all people with kindness and consideration and believe that individuals’ identities and lived experiences impact their choices.
Opportunity: We foster opportunities for all citizens to prosper and thrive through education and restorative processes.
Innovation: We embrace a culture of innovation and creativity, and we develop new solutions to meet the future needs of our community.
Perspective: We recognize that harm and injustice are violations of relationships, and bring a comprehensive, big-picture outlook to our attempts in repairing harm.