In 2017 the Vermont Legislature created a study group to explore the use of restorative justice in improving Vermont justice system responses for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. The voices and experiences of survivors are central to the recommendations this study group will make to lawmakers. A quick 10-minute survey for any person who has experienced sexual … Read More
In a statewide youth survey, Vermont youth overwhelmingly ranked having more askable and supportive adults in their lives the #1 thing that would address their concerns at school and in their communities. This April during Sexual Violence Awareness Month, the Vermont Network Youth Advocacy Task Force is launching a social media campaign to elevate youth voices by asking youth to share what an … Read More
Domestic and sexual violence occur in every community in Vermont and often, this harm is hidden from view. Our new data snapshot helps provide context and shape to the experiences of thousands of Vermonters. In 2018 alone, Member Organizations of the Vermont Network helped 8,550 people. Learn more about how survivors throughout Vermont are supported in their communities. Click here … Read More
Click here to make your voice heard on proposed rules changes to Title IX that will weaken protections for survivors and contribute to educational inequity.
The Vermont Network is proud to announce our 2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign – Your Voice Matters, Your Vote Matters. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we use our vote and our voice to help uproot the causes of violence. Click on the image below to visit our page where you can learn about where statewide candidates … Read More
A joint statement from VT Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Works for Women, Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, Voices for Vermont’s Children, The Vermont Women’s Fund and Women’s March Vermont: We stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As organizations that work on issues impacting the well-being of women and girls in Vermont, we know that this … Read More
In a recent Op-Ed in VTDigger, Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, highlighted the important link between mass shootings, gun reform and domestic violence. Read the full commentary here!
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Each year, the Vermont Network works in partnership with it’s Member Organizations and stakeholders to develop a policy agenda that drives public policy and advocacy during the legislative session. Please click here to read this year’s policy agenda.
In the light of the #MeToo campaign and the almost daily revelations about sexual misconduct, many people are talking about “this moment” and the “turning tide” of the acceptance of sexual harassment and assault. I’ve been thinking about this along with every other woman, and wondering if we really are turning a corner. We are at this moment in Vermont, … Read More