Violence

INCLUDED IN THIS CHAPTER:

VERMONT NETWORK AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT and STALKING SUPPORT

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

PROSECUTORS and LAW ENFORCEMENT

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATEWIDE HOTLINE - (800) 228-7395

SEXUAL VIOLENCE STATEWIDE HOTLINE - (800) 489-7273

CHILD ABUSE STATEWIDE HOTLINE - (800) 649-5285

HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEWIDE HOTLINE - (888) 984-8626

Emergency Relief from Abuse Orders - (800) 540-9990 reaches a court clerk after hours.

Looking for more information?  Read the Violence Against Women and Children chapter in our Legal Rights of Women in Vermont handbook. 

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic or sexual violence, child abuse, or human trafficking, your local Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence program is a great place to start.  They have up to date information about local services in your area and can help you decide which services are the best fit for you.

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

P.O. Box 405
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 223-1302
vtnetwork.org/

The Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is a network of 15 prevention and advocacy organizations throughout the state. Its mission is to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking. The network’s purpose is to facilitate cooperation, share resources, to raise public awareness, and promote effective public education.

 Services of these programs include:

Hotlines – Each program staffs a free 24/7 hotline for crisis support, ongoing peer support and advocacy, and information and referral.
Legal Advocacy and Support – Trained peer advocates can support survivors in making informed decisions about legal concerns and/or accompany survivors to court. Advocates provide information about protection orders for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and about what to expect in civil and criminal court. Advocates may be able to provide referrals to specialized legal resources including attorneys.
Hospital Support – Advocates are available to meet survivors at the hospital after a sexual or physical assault to assist them in understanding their rights, to provide support and information before, during and after examinations, and to help survivors connect with other resources as needed.
Financial and Personal Advocacy – Peer advocates can support survivors in identifying and accessing a wide variety of public benefits and community resources for basic needs. Advocates can assist survivors in securing rights and services with social service providers, landlords, creditors and others.
Shelters and Safehomes – Shelters provide a home-like environment for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children who need a safe place to stay temporarily. An advocate can help a survivor identify and access community resources and develop a plan for leaving the shelter, while a children’s advocate can support her children. In communities without shelters, and for male survivors of domestic violence, programs can connect survivors with local safe homes, or with shelters in other regions of the state.
Other Resources – Most programs offer peer education &/or support groups for adult survivors, youth &/or children, creating opportunities to connect with others sharing similar experiences. Some programs provide individual advocacy with youth and children, parenting support, limited transportation &/or childcare, transitional housing, and education and support regarding substance use or abuse.

AWARE

PO Box 307
Hardwick, VT 05843
(802) 472-6463
aware@vtlink.net
awarevt.org/

AWARE is a non-profit organization dedicated to resolving the causes and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in the greater Hardwick area. We strive to prevent and heal the trauma of domestic and sexual violence in such a way that all people are empowered to act towards themselves and others with awareness, empathy, respect and personal responsibility.  AWARE provides services year-round, 24 hours a day. We serve the towns of Cabot, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Hardwick, Stannard, Walden, and Woodbury.

Circle

Barre, VT
(877) 543-9498
circlevt@sover.net
circlevt.org/

Circle is a non-profit organization in Washington County that provides support and services to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence.

Clarina Howard Nichols Center

Morrisville, VT
(802) 888-5256
chnc@clarina.org
clarina.org/

The Clarina Howard Nichols Center works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County. Clarina provides advocacy programs, emergency shelter, support and direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as community outreach programs to affect social change.

HOPE Works

Burlington, VT
(802) 863-1236 / (802) 846-2544 (TTY)
info@stoprapevermont.org
hopeworksvt.org

HOPE Works is dedicated to ending all forms of sexual violence. We are committed to serving the Chittenden County community through the continued provision of our services and to being a leading voice in the State of Vermont for meaningful change in law and society.

Pride Center of Vermont SafeSpace Program (Statewide)

(802) 863-0003 / (866) 869-7341
safespace@pridecentervt.org
pridecentervt.org/programs/safespace

SafeSpace offers free and confidential services to LGBTQ survivors of all forms of abuse or violence.

Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE)

Bennington, VT
(802) 442-2111
pave@pavebennington.com
pavebennington.org

PAVE has been successfully providing services, in Bennington County, Vermont, for over thirty years. From our grassroots beginnings (a phone line in the living room of a concerned citizen) our organization has grown into an agency that provides a full range of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter

Rutland, VT
(802) 775-3232
rcwnsmiche@yahoo.com
rcwn.org/

The Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter (RCWN&S) is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our focus includes outreach, education, advocacy, and crisis services to the communities of Rutland County with the goal of protecting those who are victims of abuse, while working to prevent and decrease instances of further abuse.

Safeline, Inc.

P.O. Box 368
Chelsea, VT 05038
(800) 639-7233
safelineinfo@safelinevt.org
safelinevt.org

Safeline, Inc. is located in central Vermont and serves domestic and sexual violence victims in Orange County and the northern Windsor towns of Sharon, Royalton, Bethel, Stockbridge and Rochester. Safeline runs a 24/7 toll free number that provides support, safety planning, information and referrals as well as in person support and legal, economic and medical advocacy.

Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT)

4 Cottage Street, Suite 1
Barre, Vermont
(802) 479-5577
sactwc@aol.com
sactvt.org

The preeminent voice against sexual violence and human trafficking in Washington County, Vermont , SACT offers a wide array of services to all those affected by sexual violence. We have a 24 hour crisis hotline, an emergency shelter available to all victims, legal and medical information, support groups, and therapist referrals. As a leading advocate in the field of sexual violence prevention, our mission is to educate the community about the prevalence of sexual violence and to advocate for its immediate end.

Steps to End Domestic Violence (formerly Women Helping Battered Women

Burlington, VT
(802) 658-1996
steps@stepsvt.org
stepsvt.org

Steps to End Domestic Violence is a prevention and advocacy organization dedicated to helping those who have experienced domestic violence achieve safety and independence. We offer a variety of services tailored to the individual needs and goals of each person we serve.

The Advocacy Project at Umbrella

advocate@umbrellanek.org
umbrellanek.org/

St. Johnsbury Office
1222 Main Street #301
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-8645

Newport Office
93 East Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-0148

Umbrella exists to ensure that communities in Caledonia, Orleans, and Essex counties offer safety, support, and options for self-determination to women and families. 

Voices Against Violence

P.O. Box 72
St. Albans, VT 05478
Hotline: (802) 524-6575
voices@cvoeo.org
voicesagainstviolence.org

Women's Freedom Center

advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net
womensfreedomcenter.net

Windham County Office
Hotline: (802) 254-6954

Southern Windsor County Office
Hotline: (802) 885-2050

The Women's Freedom Center is the local organization working to end domestic and sexual violence serving both Windham and Southern Windsor Counties in Vermont.

Women’s Information Service (WISE)

Lebanon, NH
(603) 448-5525 / (866) 348-WISE (9473)
peggy.oneil@wiseoftheuppervalley.org
WISEuv.org

WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.

WomenSafe

PO Box 67
Middlebury, VT 05753
(800) 388-4205
info@womensafe.net
womensafe.net/

WomenSafe serves people across the gender spectrum who experience sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in Addison County.
 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Communication Support Project

(888) 686-8277
csp@disabilityrightsvt.org

For people who have disabilities that interfere with ability to communicate.
 

Vermont Interpreter Referral Service

(802) 254-3920 (V/TTY)
(802) 275-0104 (video phone)
(800) 639-1519 (toll free V/TTY)

virs@sover.net
virs.org

The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) was founded in 1992. It has grown steadily as awareness of the Service, its effectiveness, and the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have grown. Initially established with federal funds as a pilot project, the Service is currently funded with a grant from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and with funds generated from finder’s fees. VIRS provides state-wide interpreter and CART referral services for American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreting assignments in settings such as governmental, mental health, medical, legal, employment, educational, civil and recreational. VIRS serves all Vermonters, both hearing and deaf, in need of securing a sign language interpreter. Communication is a two way street. Interpreters allow hearing persons to access communication with deaf and hard of hearing people as well, so in fact the interpreter is there for all parties.
 

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

To Report Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect: Call Vermont's Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week call (800) 649-5285
dcf.vermont.gov/fsd

Harm can occur through abandonment of the child, emotional maltreatment, neglect, or physical injury. Anyone can make a report of child abuse. Please call the hotline or access the website in order to get advice or make a report.

Step Up: Protect Kids From Child Sexual Abuse

dcf.vermont.gov/prevention/stepup

A Department for Children and Families’ (DCF) website about preventing child sexual abuse. Learn the facts about child sexual abuse. Get tips for talking about it. Learn how to proactively plan for your children’s safety. Find out what to do and who to call if you notice inappropriate behavior or suspect abuse. Get connected to resources such as helplines, hotlines, and services. Download a free guide to protecting children from sexual abuse. DCF social workers have special training and expertise in helping abused children and their families. Call your district office if you think a child has been abused and ask to speak with an intake worker.

Barre Office
255 North Main Street, Suite 7
Barre, VT 05641-4189
(802) 479-4260

Bennington Office
200 Veterans Memorial Drive, Suite 14
Bennington, VT 05201-1956
(802) 442-8138

Brattleboro Office
232 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-2888

Burlington Office
White Cap Business Park
426 Industrial Ave. Suite 130
Williston, Vermont 05495
(802) 863-7370

Hartford Office
118 Prospect Street, Suite 400
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-8840

Middlebury Office
156 South Village Green, Suite 202
Middlebury, VT 057531105
(802) 388-4660

Morrisville Office
63 Professional Drive, Suite 3
Morrisville, VT 05661-8522
(802) 888-4576

Newport Office
100 Main Street, Suite 230
Newport, VT 05855-4898
(802) 334-6723

Rutland Office
220 Asa Bloomer Bldg
88 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701-3449
(802) 786-5817

St. Albans Office
27 Federal Street, Suite 300
St. Albans, VT 054782247
(802) 527-7741

St. Johnsbury Office
67 Eastern Avenue, Suite 4
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-5603
(802) 748-8374

Springfield Office
100 Mineral Street, Suite 101
Springfield, VT 05156-3166
(802) 885-8900

 

Child Lures Prevention

5166 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
(800)-552-2197
info@childluresprevention.com
childluresprevention.com

Child Lures Prevention is a group that works to spread awareness about how children and teenagers may find themselves in situations that lead to sexual abuse and how to prevent child sexual abuse from happening. The group offers sexual abuse and abduction prevention programs to parents, schools, and students across the country so that the information necessary to identify and prevent sexual abuse is widespread and easily accessible.

Kidpower Vermont

(802) 425-KIDS (5437)

Kidpower is an innovative and effective nonprofit program that teaches children, teens, and adults of all ages and abilities how to detect and deter potential violence, bullying and abuse and more . Skills are taught in a safe, supportive environment to increase self-esteem and confidence in a way that is positive and enjoyable, not scary.
 

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

P.O. Box 829
Montpelier, Vermont 05601
(802) 229-5724 / (800) 244-5373
pcavt.org

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont provides information, resources, and a variety of programs for preventing and stopping child abuse. Topics cover sexual, emotional and physical abuse. Programs are available for children, teens, parents and other adults and include:

- Care For Kids
- We Care Elementary
- Nurturing Parenting Programs
- Circle of Parents Support Groups
- The Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens (SAFE-T)
- Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma Prevention
- Understanding and Responding to Sexual Behavior of Children (URSBC)
- Vermont Parents’ Home Companion & Resource Directory
- Parents’ Help Line: (800)-244-5373
- Plugged-In: Technology, the Internet, and Child Safety
- Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development
 

Vermont Guardian ad Litem Program

109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609-0801
802-828-6551
http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/GTC/Family/GAL.aspx

The mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program is to ensure that every child involved in a Vermont Court case has a well-trained, impartial, and supervised volunteer Guardian ad Litem in both juvenile (in cases of children in need of care and supervision and in cases of delinquency) and in domestic proceedings (in cases of divorce, parentage, relief from abuse and civil union dissolution, and in cases of vulnerable adults).
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT and STALKING SUPPORT

VCW partnered with the Vermont Attorney General's office, the Vermont Council on Domestic Violence and other advocates to address domestic violence as a public health and safety issue in the workplace. Download these materials for your workplace: Domestic Violence: A Workplace Issue

Adult Protective Services of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

The Division of Licensing and Protection
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671
(802) 241-0512 / (800) 564-1612 (Reporting)
dlp.vermont.gov/protection

APS is a public safety program within the Division of Licensing and Protection (DLP), Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living. APS is tasked with receiving and investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable elderly and disabled adults in Vermont. Investigations are conducted to determine the validity of allegations and when warranted include the coordination of protective services to address critical safety concerns. The APS Program maintains a registry of substantiated perpetrators of abuse and performs checks of that registry for employers that provide care and services to vulnerable adults. APS is also involved in community education programs to raise the public awareness of abuse issues, stimulate prevention efforts and educate personal care staff members about their mandatory reporting responsibilities.
 

Deaf Vermonters Advocacy Services

P.O. Box 61
South Barre, VT 05670
(802) 661-4091 (Videophone and Hearing)
dvas.org/

Providing support and assistance to deaf or hard-of-hearing victims and survivors of sexual violence.
 

Domestic Abuse Education Program (DAEP)

Spectrum Youth and Family Services
31 Elmwood Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-7423 / (802) 862-5396

The Domestic Abuse Education Program (DAEP) is part of a coordinated community effort to end male violence against women and children by educating men who batter and young men who use violence. As a batterer intervention program, DAEP works to hold men accountable for their violence and to look at the effects of their actions, giving them an opportunity to change their behavior and beliefs. We work in conjunction with victim’s advocate agencies, the Department of Corrections, schools and other youth service organizations, and the local Domestic Violence Task Force in communities across Vermont.
 

Disability Rights Vermont (Protection and Advocacy Programs)
141 Main Street, Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 229-1355 / 800-834-7890
http://www.vtpa.org/

Disability Rights Vermont is a statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with mental health and disabilities issues. They support human and civil rights by investigating complaints of abuse and neglect (physical or sexual assault, verbal & physical abuse, restraint and seclusion, forced treatment, and harassment) and complaints of violations of individual rights (the right to refuse treatment, right to privacy, access to medical records, confidentiality, etc.).
 

Have Justice -- Will Travel

Main Office
9580 VT Route 113
Vershire, VT 05078
(802) 685-7809 / (877) 496-8100
havejusticewilltravel.org

Bennington/Rutland Office
PO Box 1537
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-8500 / (877) 447-8500

The mission of Have Justice - Will Travel (HJWT) is to bring an end to the generational cycle of abuse in rural families by bridging the legal, cultural, geographical, psychological and economic gaps that exist for victims of domestic violence. HJWT provides free legal and supportive services statewide for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, and provides transportation for them to and from court and social service appointments.  HJWT provides legal services, in-home consultations, and referrals for community resources including supervised visitation.
 

SafeArt

PO Box 251
Chelsea, Vermont 05038
(802) 685-3138
safeart.org/

SafeArt engages the transformative power of the arts to prevent and heal abuse and other traumas.
 

Safer Society Foundation Press

P.O. Box 340
Brandon, Vermont 05733-0340
(802) 247-3132
safersociety.org

The Safer Society Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency, is a national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The Vermont office, based in Brandon offers a wide selection of books, cassettes, and videos for offenders, victims, family members, and clinicians addressing the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.

"Safe At Home" Address Confidentiality Program

P.O. Box 1568
Montpelier, VT 05601-1568
(800) 439-8683 / (802) 828-0586 (Voice/TTY)
sec.state.vt.us/safe-at-home.aspx

Safe At Home is a free program which is based at the Secretary of State's office and provides men and women victims' of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking an alternative address they may use to receive mail rather than revealing where they physically reside which may put them in danger.
 

Safe Havens for Babies in Vermont

Vermont Agency of Human Services
(800) 649-4357
dcf.vermont.gov/prevention/safehavens

You, or a person acting on your behalf can bring your baby, up to 30 days old, to any Safe Haven in Vermont. A Safe Haven is any fire or police station, health care facility, place of worship, and adoption agency licensed in Vermont. You can also call 911 and meet with an emergency responder who can receive your baby. You can leave your baby with a volunteer or employee of a Safe Haven without fear of arrest as long as the baby has not been abused or neglected.
 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
PO Box 405,
Montpelier, 05601
(802) 223-1302
vtnetwork.org/about/sane/

Trained SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses can provide medical care, perform a sexual assault exam, give you information, and gather medical evidence. The exam is best performed within 72 hours (3 days) of the sexual assault. Follow-up care is also available. You do not need to report the sexual assault to the police to receive these services.
 

Vermont's Agency of Human Services (AHS) On-Line Domestic Violence Training

ahsnet.ahs.state.vt.us/DVTraining/index.html

This training was created by the Department of Health’s Office of Local Health in partnership with the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the AHS Domestic Violence Steering Committee.  The purpose is to give all AHS community partners a baseline understanding of domestic violence.
 

Vermont Automated Notification Service (VINE)

(866) 976-8267
vinelink.com

A free, confidential, computer based service provided by the Vermont Department of Corrections Victim services program that provides victims of crime and community members with two services: A toll free phone service and website providing callers with offender status and location information; and for those who register, automated telephone or e-mail notification if there is a change in an offender’s status or an upcoming parole hearing.
 

Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services

58 South Main Street, Suite 1
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 241-1250 / (800) 750-1213
ccvs.state.vt.us/

The mission of the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is to join with victims, survivors, and those who interact with victims to implement, sustain, and support a system of services across Vermont that is victim-centered, comprehensive, and just. Programs include the Victims Compensation Program, which provides limited financial assistance to Vermont's victims of violent crime who have experienced a financial loss as a direct result of that crime; and the Victim Assistance Program, which maintains 24 advocates* in the Attorney General and State's Attorneys' offices throughout Vermont’s fourteen counties to guide victims through the criminal justice process and to act as liaison with the State's Attorneys and other criminal justice agencies.  They also offer a Crime Victim Advisors program, a unique group of people who work on behalf of all Vermont’s crime victims – whether they have suffered personal injury, personal loss, or property loss. Its mission is to provide a bridge between people and communities who are directly affected by crime and the statewide systems, institutions and people whose work affects them. They provide a place for survivors to come together, educate themselves about victim assistance, share experiences, and identify ways that they may influence policy and improve services for victims of crime.
 

Vermont Department of Labor's Domestic and Sexual Violence Transition Benefits

labor.vermont.gov/wordpress/wpcontent/uploads/ResponsibilitiesandRights.pdf (last page)

Provides temporary partial wage replacement to individuals who must leave employment, without good cause attributable to the employer, because of circumstances directly resulting from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Any time an individual is disqualified for regular unemployment benefits and it is known to the Department of Labor that domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking may have resulted in the individual ending his or her employment, eligibility for this wage replacement is automatically explored. If you feel you might be eligible for these benefits and have been disqualified for unemployment benefits, please call our Unemployment Claims Center's Manager at (802) 828-9150 or the Director of the Unemployment Insurance and Wage Division at (802) 828-4242.
 

Vermont National Guard - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

24/7 Confidential DoD Safe Helpline: (877) 995-5247
Vermont’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: Angela N. Lakey / Theresa Wolbach
South Burlington, Vermont
(802) 338-3149
Angela.Lakey@vt.ngb.army.mil
jointservicessupport.org/SAPR/Default.aspx
 

Vermont Sex Offender Registry

Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC)
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2101
(802) 241-5400
dps.state.vt.us/cjs/s_registry.htm

Vermont Sex Offender Registry was established at the Vermont Criminal Information Center. Information is made available for the purpose of complying with 13 V.S.A. section 5401 et seq., which requires the Department of Public Safety to establish and maintain a registry of persons who are required to register as sex offenders and to post electronically information on sex offenders. The registry is based on the legislature's decision to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of sexual offenses. This service does not contain the names of all the registered sex offenders in Vermont. Please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Vermont Sex Offender Registry for further information.
 

White Ribbon Campaign of Vermont

whiteribbonvt.org/

The White Ribbon Campaign of Vermont is an organization of Vermont men from diverse backgrounds working to end men's violence against women. This is an affiliate of the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC), the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. In over fifty-five countries, campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys. In some countries it is a general public education effort focused on ending violence against women.
 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

A Call to Men

acalltomen.org/

A website providing information on how men can make a difference in their communities and speak out against domestic violence.  A CALL TO MEN is a leading national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys and communities. Their aim is to shift social norms that negatively impact our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood.
 

Center for Survivor Agency and Justice

Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative
(301)- -915-0160
http://csaj.org/

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence. We develop transformative advocacy approaches that match organizational programs, and professional practices with domestic/sexual violence survivors’ lived realities

Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative - Enhances consumer rights for survivors of domestic violence by increasing the capacity of and building collaborative partnerships between domestic violence and consumer lawyers and advocates.
 

The Justice Blog

justice.gov/justiceblogs

A Blog on the United States Department of Justice Website with posts from the Office on Violence Against Women.
 

National Center for Victims of Crime

2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8701
victimsofcrime.org/

Provides advocacy and includes links to state laws on stalking and a Stalking Resource Center online. Other programs and services include the Victim Connect Resource Center, and the National Crime Victim Bar Association.
 

Safe Place - Disability Services Fact Sheet

(512) 267-7233
safeplace.org/DSFS

The following is a list of Disability Services fact sheets available from SafePlace. These informational fact sheets were written for people with disabilities, family members, friends and service providers in domestic violence, sexual assault and disability services. Printed fact sheets are available in English and Spanish, and audio fact sheets are available in English.
 

WomensLaw.org

http://www.womenslaw.org/

Womenslaw.org, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, provides state specific legal information and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
 

Work Places Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence
http://www.workplacesrespond.org/

The Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center project offers information on the Internet for the benefit of those interested in providing effective workplace responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking.
 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

If you think you have encountered a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888 or text them at BeFree, or call the Vermont Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 984-8626

You can also call 211 to speak with a specialist who can help you assess the situation without initiating a call to law enforcement.

Vermont's Human Trafficking Victim Resource Guide (2015)

ccvs.state.vt.us/sites/default/files/resources/Vermont%20Human%20Trafficking%20Victim%20Resource%20Guide_0.pdf

The Vermont Human Trafficking Taskforce created this document to provide instructions and information for anyone in Vermont that may have contact with potential victims of sex or labor trafficking. This would be Vermonters working in law enforcement, medicine, social services, education and clergy, but also neighbors, friends and concerned citizens. The protocol addresses how to report labor trafficking or sex trafficking, who to report it to, what to expect from the agency responding, as well as services available to victims, and information for helping international victims of human trafficking.
 

The Vermont Human Trafficking Taskforce

ccvs.state.vt.us/nomoreslaves

Established in 2010, the taskforce is a statewide collaboration of local, state and federal law enforcement, advocates, victims' service providers, immigration lawyers, State's Attorney's representatives, health professionals, and agricultural representatives. The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services has lead this effort and houses the website.
 

KnowTheChain

knowthechain.org/the-issue/

KnowTheChain is a resource created that promotes transparency and dialogue about the issues of human trafficking and slavery. It was specifically created to educate companies, policymakers, investors, and consumers about the existence of this problem.
 

U Can Stop Traffick

ucanstoptraffick.org/

United States Attorney Eric S. Miller, along with representatives from Vermont’s 2-1-1 network, Give Way to Freedom, the United Way, the Vermont Department of Child and Family Services, the Center for Crime Victim Services, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Vermont Human Trafficking Task Force, elected leaders, and other non-profit and law enforcement entities today announced the launch of a new campaign raising awareness about sex and drug trafficking activities in the state.

The “U Can Stop Traffick” public service announcement can be viewed on the campaign’s website.  The website also includes the powerful stories of women who have been trafficked, recorded in their own words and voices, along with resource lists for individuals in need of help.
 

PROSECUTORS and LAW ENFORCEMENT

CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS AND SPECIAL INVESTIGATION UNITS

Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Special Investigation Units (SIUs) offer a coordinated team approach by professionals pursuing the truth in sexual abuse/sexual assault investigations. By bringing together professionals from law enforcement, the States Attorney's Office, DCF, victim advocacy and the medical and mental health communities, our program provides a safe, child-friendly location for interviewing alleged victims of sexual abuse/sexual assault.

Addison County Unit for Special Investigations

35 Court Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 274-5724
acusi.org/

Bennington County Child Advocacy Center and Special Investigations Unit

129 Elm Street
P.O. Box 163
Bennington, VT 05201

(802) 442-5107
vtbccac.com/

Caledonia County SIU

36 Eastern Avenue, Suite 4
P.O. Box 272
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 424-1227
caledoniasiu.org/

Child Advocacy Center at the Family Place/ Windsor County SIU

319 US Route 5, South
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 295-3882
familyplacevt.org/child-advocacy-center/

Child Advocacy Center at the Springfield Area Parent Child Center / Windsor County SIU

2 Main Street
North Springfield, VT 05150
(802) 295-3882
sapcc-vt.org/Child%20Advocacy%20Center

Child First Advocacy Center/ Rutland Office for Special Investigations

80 West Street
P.O. Box 6822
Rutland, VT 05702
(802) 747-0200
childfirstvermont.org/

Chittenden Children's Advocacy Center

50 Cherry Street, Suite 102
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 652-0391
chittendencac.org/

Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (C.U.S.I)

50 Cherry Street, Suite 102
Burlington, VT 05401
802-652-6800
http://www.cusi-vermont.org/

Northwest Unit for Special Investigations (NUSI/CAC)

5 Lemnah Drive #2
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-7961

Lamoille County Special Investigation Unit

252 Main St.
P.O. Box 16
Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 888-0558
lamoillesiu.org/

Orange County SIU

354 VT Rte 110
PO Box 254
Chelsea, VT 57465
802-685-4712

Orleans County Child Advocacy Center/ NE Kingdom SIU

PO Box 308
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6002 / (802) 225-8357

OUR House of Central Vermont, Inc. CAC/SIU

38 Summer Street
Barre, Vermont 05641
(802) 476-8825
ourhouse-vt.org/

Windham County Safe Place CAC/ SUSI

112 Hardwood Way
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 579-1358
safeplacecac.net/
 

 

U.S. Attorneys Office

justice.gov/usaovt

Burlington Office
P.O. Box 570
11 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 951-6725 / (802) 652-1140 (TTY)

Rutland Office
P.O. Box 10
151 West Street, 3rd Floor
Rutland, VT 05702
(802) 773-0231 / (802) 652-1140

The U.S. Attorney’s Victim Witness Program assists victims of federal crimes in Vermont through the criminal justice process.
 

Vermont State’s Attorney

prosecutors.vermont.gov/

The Vermont State's Attorney department seeks justice in the prosecution of criminal offenses, child abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquencies, mental health proceedings and some other civil matters. Each State's Attorney's Office works collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, victims and members of the public to seek justice in the cases that are investigated and prosecuted within each county. Protecting and promoting public safety is a core function of the Department.

Addison County
7 Mahady Court
Middlebury VT 05753
(802) 388-7931

Bennington County
100 Veterans Memorial Drive, Suite 10.
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-8116

Caledonia County
1153 Main Street, Suite 4
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-6657

Chittenden County
32 Cherry St., Suite 305
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-2865

Essex County
38 Water St.
P.O. Box 226
Orleans, VT 05860
(802) 754-2880

Franklin County
5 Lemnah Drive
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-7920

Grand Isle County
59 Windridge Lane
North Hero, VT 05474
(802) 372-5422 / (802) 372-3518

Lamoille County
P.O. Box 38
Hyde Park, VT 05655
(802) 888-7945 / (802) 888-1302

Orange County
P.O. Box 116
Chelsea, VT 05038
(802) 685-3036

Orleans County
217 Main Street, Suite 2
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-2037

Rutland County
400 Asa Bloomer State Office Bldg.
Rutland, VT 05702
(802) 786-2531

Washington County
255 N. Main Street, Suite 9
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-4220

Windham County
P.O. Box 785
Brattleboro, VT 05302
(802) 257-2860

Windsor County
5 South Main Street, Suite 208
White River Jct., VT 05001
(802) 295-8870