Survivors’ Voices Needed: Restorative Justice

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

Digital Narratives: Youth Stories of Connection and Joy

The Vermont Network sponsors digital storytelling workshops with youth, supporting them to share  stories of connectedness, well-being and resilience.  These stories help grow healthy individuals, relationships and communities. Digital storytelling workshops lift up what participants already know about how to solve challenges, build connections and make change. Want to learn more?  Check out the digital narratives below or click here … Read More

Join the Conversation: #askableadultvt

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

2018 Annual Report

In 2018 the Vermont Network stepped further into our purpose of creating a world where all people thrive. Click here to read more about this work.

2018 Data Snapshot: Meeting the Needs of Vermonters

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

Vermont Network’s 2019 Legislative Agenda

Our purpose is create a world free from oppression where actions, beliefs and systems support all people to thrive. This year’s legislative agenda is focused on ending domestic violence homicides, establishing housing protections for victims, and ensuring economic supports. Click here to read our full agenda.

Kid’s brochure (If there is fighting in your home)

A brochure for children living in homes with domestic violence. Hard copies available. Email or phone your requests to library@vtnetwork.org or 802/ 223-1302 x 1104, and remember to include your mailing address.  

Talking to Your Teen About Sexting

A brochure for parents and guardians of teens.                   Hard copies available. Email or phone your requests to library@vtnetwork.org or 802/ 223-1302 x 1104, and remember to include your mailing address.  

From the Director: On #MeToo and Turning Points

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