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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 058 : Community Justice Centers

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 1964)
  • § 1964. Structure of the community justice boards; confidentiality of certain restorative justice meetings

    (a) Each community justice center:

    (1) shall have an advisory board comprising at least 51 percent citizen volunteers;

    (2) may use a variety of community-based restorative justice approaches, including restorative justice panels, group conferencing, or mediation; and

    (3) shall include programs to resolve disputes, address the needs of victims, address the wrongdoing of the offender, and promote the rehabilitation of youthful and adult offenders.

    (b) Meetings of restorative justice panels and meetings to conduct restorative justice group conferencing or mediation shall not be subject to the Vermont Open Meeting Law, 1 V.S.A. chapter 5, subchapter 2. (Added 2007, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2013, No. 143 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)