Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Center Alum in Vermont

I had breakfast today with Derek Miodownik, a Center alum who is now living in Vermont. Derek was the original staffer responsible for implementing the Red Hook Youth Court. The fact that the program is still a success more than ten years later speaks to the fact that Derek put a good foundation in place. Anyway, Derek now works for the Vermont Department of Corrections, attempting to create a space for restorative justice and other reform ideas within the department. See this article from the Boston Globe for more details about Derek's reentry work.