Miche Chamberlain Modiba
A native Vermonter from Woodstock, Vermont, Miche has been Executive Director since June 1, 2012. Her previous employment includes fives years as the Executive Director of the Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter, nine years as a part-time Deputy Sheriff in Windsor County, four years as the Juvenile Restorative Probation Project Coordinator at Rutland County Court Diversion. She has several years experience coaching Women’s College Lacrosse at Castleton University and Girl’s Lacrosse at Otter Valley and Woodstock Union High Schools. She is currently an adjunct Professor in the Human Services & Psychology and Criminal Justice Divisions at the College of St. Joseph and the Community College of Vermont. She has her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Castleton State College and an Associate Degree in Business Management & Technology from Vermont Technical College. Miche lives in Bridgewater, VT. She enjoys spending time with her 4 year old son, traveling, swimming and spending time with family.
Reparative Restorative Panel Coordinator and Court Diversion Case Manager
Ms. Plante holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Southern Vermont College and after a diverse career exercising her administrative skills, earned a Professional Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Management from Woodbury College (2003). She has worked with restorative justice panels since 2003, first as a volunteer in her own community and, since 2006, as the part-time director at the Hardwick Area Community Justice Center. She brings her depth of experience and facilitation skills to her work to address the needs of people engaged in the restorative process and to help realize the most appropriate outcomes for people affected by crime or conflict, for the community and for those responsible for the impact on others caused by their choices and actions. Ms. Plante is also currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Justice Network of Vermont and facilitates Safe Driving Classes in Chittenden and Caledonia Counties. She calls Cambridge, VT home.
Reparative Restorative Reintegration Specialist
Jenny is a native Vermonter who graduated from Champlain College with an Associate's Degree as a Paralegal. She has recently returned to Vermont from Florida where she lived for the previous 5 years. In Florida, she was employed by Court Administration for the State of Florida as a Judicial Assistant to a Circuit Judge. She previously worked for the Addison District & Family Court in Middlebury as well as other local state and non-profit agencies. She began her career as the Housing Field Advocate for Addison Community Action/CVOEO in Middlebury. Jenny currently lives in East Middlebury with her husband, Tawnya, and their children. They enjoy outdoor activities, local sports, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Court Diversion and Youth Substance Abuse Safety Program Coordinator
Danielle is a native of Mount Desert Island, Maine. She moved to Addison County in August of 2016. Danielle completed her bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services with an Addiction focus through the University of Maine at Augusta this past August. She participated in a two-semester senior internship with WomenSafe in Middlebury as a domestic and sexual violence advocate continuing on with them part-time following completion of school. Danielle is also employed at Valley Vista Residential Treatment Facility in Vergennes as a recovery Aide and recently completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification. She currently lives in Vergennes with her two-year-old daughter. They continue to enjoy exploring the natural beauty that Vermont has to offer.
Driving With License Suspended Coordinator and Safe Driving Course Instructor
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Samantha is a senior psychology major at Middlebury College. Her passion for working with youth and young adults has led her to involvement in various community mentorship programs, Residential Life Staff at Middlebury College, peer tutoring, and outdoor adventure trip leading for high-schoolers. Last spring, she studied abroad in Santiago, Chile and conducted research on comparative education systems in Latin America and identity development in schools. Samantha hopes to be able to apply her interests in social and emotional development and community engagement through her internship with ACRJS. She enjoys biking, hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.