Parallel Justice offers support, validation and resources to victims of all crimes, including property crimes like vandalism or theft. We work with any victim of a crime that occurred in Burlington, even if a perpetrator is never caught, and even if the crime is not reported to the police.
We connect people with other organizations who can assist them, with businesses in our community who offer discounts and donations, and with a commission who can address system-wide problems and barriers e that victims face.
Parallel Justice is a national demonstration project that began in July, 2006. It is a partnership of the Burlington Community Justice Center (part of CEDO), the Burlington Police Department, and the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services.