The 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up contains detailed information about the bills and statutes passed in the Vermont Legislature during the 2017 legislative session. This year’s wrap up includes information on bills related to sexual violence, disarming abusive individuals and economic justice priorities.
On May 24th, Governor Phil Scott signed H. 74 An Act Relating to Domestic and Sexual Violence into law. This comprehensive bill: Creates a Bill of Rights for sexual assault survivors Updates the emergency relief from abuse statute Eliminates the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault Protects the Rape Victim’s Right to Child Custody Updates in statute the misdemeanor crime … Read More
Is our criminal justice system biased? What role is the domestic and sexual violence movement playing in the efforts to dismantle systemic racism in Vermont? Sarah Robinson, Special Initiatives Coordinator at the Vermont Network joined Will Lambek from Migrant Justice and Mark Hughes from Justice For All for a conversation about these issues and more on The Vermont Conversation … Read More
Read this recent article in Seven Days about H. 422, a bill championed by the Network to help prevent domestic violence homicide. “Stella Gravel sat before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month and told her daughter’s tragic story: Early one morning in August 2013, Rhonda Gray’s estranged husband, Troy, shot and killed her in her Fairlee home. He then … Read More
The 2016 Network News features an in-depth look at the Network’s efforts to uproot the causes of domestic and sexual violence, and includes a retrospective look at the genesis of the Vermont Network as a social change organization. Read our newsletter