“Even in spite of the abuse, I somehow managed to be a kind and loving person.”

Read the guiding principles of the Restorative Inquiry. 

Participant Informed 
Historical Research

Historical research into the Orphanage guided by the questions and experiences of the former residents.

Learn more about the origins and framework of the Restorative Inquiry. 

First person writings and testimonies from former residents of St. Josephs Orphanage.


The St. Joseph Orphanage Restorative Inquiry seeks to understand and document the events of the orphanage through the voices, experiences, and stories of those most impacted: the former children of the Orphanage. The Restorative Inquiry will then facilitate inclusive processes of accountability, amends-making, learning, and change.  The St. Joseph’s Orphanage Restorative Inquiry is an initiative of the Burlington Community Justice Center, a division of the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) of the City of Burlington.


Marc Wennberg

T: 802-522-7394

E: marc@communityreentry.net

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