Incarcerated Women's InitiativeUp one level
The number of women in the prison system has climbed steadily in the past decade. We are working closely with Corrections and the community support system to relieve this upward pressure and to turn the curve on the number of women in Corrections and those facing imminent incarceration, and to minimize the overall impact on their children, families and communities.
- Incarcerated Women's Initiative Executive Summary
- BENDING THE CURVE ON THE NUMBER OF WOMEN INCARCERATED IN VERMONT WITHOUT COMPROMISING PUBLIC SAFETY, January 1, 2007
- IWI Powerpoint Presentation to the State Team, January 2006
- Incacreated Women's Initiative - the Charge to Communities, April 2005
- In April of 2005, then AHS Secretary Mike Smith charged the Agency of Human Services with mobilizing its resources and providing leadership to communities to change this trend. All departments and offices of the agency are expected to work together with other stakeholders, with regional partnerships, and with recipients of human services to address this issue from a statewide perspective. AHS Field Directors are charged with convening similar groups in each region to tackle the issue in every part of Vermont.