Vermont Network on VPR’s Vermont Edition

Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition took a recent in-depth look at the relationship between domestic violence and homicide. Auburn Watersong of the Vermont Network joined J.P. Sinclair of the Vermont State Police and Mark Davis of Seven Days to discuss this issue and recent media coverage of several high profile homicides in Vermont. Check out the full interview here!

PRESS RELEASE: The Vermont Network Announces Passage of H.74

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 Justice Biased? A Conversation with David Goodman

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

Years Later, VT Sex Offender Registry Lacks Addresses

A recent article in the Burlington Free Press provided an update on the State’s efforts to update and maintain Vermont’s Sex Offender Registry.   “Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, would rather Vermont not have an online sex offender registry at all, because she says the money could be used for better purposes. ‘There … Read More

Up in Arms: Bill Would Let Cops Take Guns in Domestic Violence Cases

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

To Address Vermont’s Housing Crunch, Lawmakers Consider $2-Per-Night Hotel Tax

Vermont Public Radio recently featured efforts to support Vermont’s affordable housing system through an investment generated by a $2-per-night fee on hotel stays. “Lack of safe and affordable housing is a major barrier to survivors when they’re leaving abusive relationships,” says Kara Casey, the economic justice and housing specialist at the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. “So they’re … Read More