The Rutland County Community Justice Center at BROC Community Action welcomes Jason Dumaine and Lisa Ryan to its staff. Dumaine has been hired as the new program manager. As a former marine and pastor of 20 years, he is excited to lead the Community Justice Center. He made the move to Vermont eight years ago with his wife of 18 years and their two children. He has experience implementing youth programs and counseling, which will give him a unique insight into the community, according to a news release, and he is looking forward to effecting change through different programs designed to support and make available resources to those involved with the Department of Corrections.
Ryan is the new program specialist. A Rutland native, she has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in mediation and applied conflict studies. She is a newly elected Rutland City alderwoman, and has coached women’s lacrosse for three seasons at Rutland High School. As a volunteer at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center, Ryan taught inmates conflict resolution skills and has experience in the restorative justice process, including Circles of Support and Accountability and reparative boards. She is engaged to her boyfriend of five years and has two dogs and a rabbit.