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
Change is Possible. Change is possible but it may not be easy. If you use violence in your relationship with your spouse or partner, you can make a choice to change. Have you ever thought that you may be behaving in a way that could be physically or mentally harmful to your partner? These behaviors are often difficult to recognize … Read More
The Vermont Network As things are rapidly changing in response to the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure you that our staff are still working to support survivors and member programs each day. What can you expect? Member organizations of the Vermont Network during the COVID-19 crisis:The 15 member organizations of the Vermont Network are committed to providing the best … Read More
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 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!
Dear friends, partners and members of our cherished community, We are writing today with an important update about services provided by member organizations of the Vermont Network during the COVID-19 crisis. The 15 member organizations of the Vermont Network are committed to providing the best services to communities throughout Vermont. Member organizations are also carefully considering the advisories from the Vermont Department … 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 2019 alone, Member Organizations of the Vermont Network helped 8,760 people. This year’s snapshot also highlights challenges survivors face in accessing housing, the deadly relationship … Read More
Why askable adults? In a 2017 survey, Vermont’s children and youth identified an array of concerns that cause them stress in their everyday lives—including drug and alcohol use; poverty; sexism and harassment; body shaming and bullying; and homophobia and transphobia. When asked what would help, young people said that the number one solution would be more adults they can confide in … Read More
December 6th, 2019 Media Contact: Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Earlier this week, Seven Days published a deeply disturbing report about allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct at Vermont’s only women’s correctional facility, the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. The Vermont Network has operated a program inside Vermont’s Women’s Prison for decades which works with and supports victims of domestic and … Read More
This week, we are celebrating the works that advocates do to support survivors across the state. As part of our Advocacy Week Celebration, we are blogging daily, focusing on a different theme of Advocacy each day. Click the theme below to read a post on our blog featuring the voices of advocates!