The Vermont Commission on Women and our partners, Lund, Mercy Connections, the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Works for Women, and the Women’s Justice and Freedom Initiative, are engaging in a process to hear from Vermonters, service providers, community organizations, formerly and currently incarcerated individuals and their families, Department of Corrections staff, and others about their thoughts and concerns regarding replacing the women’s prison. These conversations will explore facility concerns as well as investments in community resources and alternatives to incarceration, staffing, and culture issues at the Department of Corrections. The information we gather will be shared with lawmakers to inform decisions about the future of incarceration for women in Vermont.
November 2022 | Online Public Forum
Together, the organizations hosted an online public forum on Thursday, November 10, 2022, to hear from advocates, service providers, community organizations, and the public about their thoughts and concerns about replacing the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.