Vantage Pointe is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that teaches and empowers successful communication among the people of Eastern North Carolina.
“Being an attorney volunteer for Teen Court has been so rewarding. It’s wonderful to see not only juveniles participating in hearings for themselves, but also to see their peers acting as attorneys, prosecutors, and jurors on their behalf. They are thoughtful and intent in their deliberations and truly care about the process which is wonderful to see!”
"There is a tremendous amount of importance of teen court. Teen court gives teens the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and realize how important it is to stay on the right track instead of getting in trouble with the law and or at school."
"Teen Court is an extremely valuable community program that allows teen offenders to take responsibility for their actions and apologize for their mistakes in a productive manner. It helps set youth offenders back on the right path, making a huge impact in the community, and I am proud to be part of that process."
"Vantage Pointe has been an instrumental piece of the puzzle in the progress of at-risk youth through restorative justice. The programs that Vantage Pointe provide, assist the youth in our area in ways that help keep the youth out of the legal system and help them on their road to becoming upstanding and law-abiding citizens."
"Sentencing Circles was a game changer for my child. (They were facing adult felony charges.)They stepped in and understood that people need a second and sometimes a third chance. The staff are kind and easy to talk to. They try their best to help in any way possible and keep on touch afterwards because they truly care about the lives they change."
"My son was fortunate to have the support from Sentencing Circles during this extremely difficult time in our life. They were professional, resourceful and accommodating to our needs. I'm grateful for New Hanover County having this service for my son."
"As a foster parent, I have seen the great work that Vantage Pointe is doing for our community. Vantage Pointe facilitates meetings between birth parents, social workers, the guardian ad litem and foster parents. They keep everyone on task and methodically get the information needed to drive the process forward. Their calm, detailed approach is much appreciated in stressful situations. I’m amazed after each meeting how seamlessly they seem to be handled by the Vantage Pointe professionals. I would highly recommend Vantage Pointe to anyone needing facilitation services." -Foster Parent, "Child and Family Team Meeting" facilitation
"Relevant information with lots of hands on practice. The workshop was structured well with clear learning objectives." Amber Guenther, SHRM-SCP, PHR, "Conflict Management Workshop"
"One of the best workshops I've experienced! Excellent job, Carla & Rick." Danielle Aldrich, HR Specialist, "Conflict Management Workshop"
"Carla and Rick were excellent facilitators! They provided realistic examples and hands-on application. Totally recommend!" Karen Pappas, President, "Conflict Management Workshop"