IN THE NEWS: Channel 17 Judge Ben Show

07/09/2020 Judge Ben Joseph sat down with Karen Tronsgard-Scott for a riveting talk about domestic and sexual violence services in the state, how the pandemic is impacting services, and how it has changed how we think about the world. https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/vermont-network-against-domestic-and-sexual-violence

IN THE NEWS: Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth June 2020 This is a moment of reckoning. The murder of George Floyd broke the collective heart of this country, and now, finally, millions of people are saying their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery – an endless list of Black Lives stolen at the hands and knees of police. The legacies of slavery … Read More

IN THE NEWS: 03-24-20 Joint Press Release on COVID-19 Response for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Advocates, law enforcement stand ready to help survivors of domestic and sexual violence despite global pandemic Self-isolation does not mean that you are alone: Resources continue to be available to all who need them WATERBURY, Vt. (March 24, 2020) — The Vermont State Police, Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the Vermont Network Against … Read More

IN THE NEWS: VT Digger Op-Ed on Domestic Violence bill H. 610

In a recent Op-Ed in VTDigger, Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, highlighted the risk of lethality when firearms are present in a domestic violence situation, especially at the time of filing for a relief from abuse order.  Read the full commentary here!

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