Vermont Law Help's website has lots of helpful info on accessing legal help during the COVID-19 crisis including information about CARES Act Stimulus checks, unemployment, and court hearings. During these difficult times, new financial help programs are available to many Vermonters. The state does not want people to be struggling to pay bills, so please apply, even if you don’t usually get public help. Vermont Legal Aid has more information on these programs on its website.
Lamoille Restorative Center
Lamoille Restorative Center programs that work with the justice system include:
- Guardian ad Litem: highly trained volunteers advocate for children toward the goal of a safe and permanent home as soon as possible.
- Re-entry Services: helping people returning to the community from prison build new relationships and find the resources they need.
- Court Diversion: restorative justice response for youth and adults who are charged with a crime; addresses the needs of the person harmed, the community, and the person who caused the harm.
- Pre-trial Services: support to adults accessing necessary mental health care, substance misuse treatment, or other services during the pretrial process.
Restorative justice provides opportunities for people to right their wrongs. At Lamoille Restorative Center, participants meet with people they’ve impacted and/or other community members to address harm created and attend to the underlying causes of their behaviors.