Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle
Kim Harry is a mediator, trainer, facilitator and conflict skills coach. She has a M.S. in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. In her role as a Family Court Mediator, she considers mediation to be a voluntary and collaborative process where parties are encouraged to work together to resolve their disagreements. Each person will have the opportunity to listen to and talk with each other, consider each other’s views and opinions and reach what they perceive to be their fairest and most constructive agreements. Kim’s role as the mediator is to facilitate this process and to provide a safe environment in which to work. The responsibility for the resolution rests with the parties. Because this is a voluntary process either party may terminate the session at any time. In addition to her Family Court work, Kim’s mediation clients have also included the Vermont Small Claims Court Mediation Project, the Vermont Department of Children and Families, Champlain Housing Trust, the City of South Burlington, and Champlain College.
Kim also works at the South Burlington Police Department in their Community Justice Center. As the Restorative Justice Panel Coordinator, she works with volunteers from the community to provide opportunities and encouragement to offenders who have committed crimes in the community so that they understand the harm they have caused and take responsibility for their actions.
Kim is also the Board President for Burlington Dismas House, an organization that provides transitional housing for people coming out of prison.
M.S. in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies