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Boards & Commissions

The Agency of Human Services Central Office is involved with a number of Boards and Commissions, listed below. Visit each Department's website to learn more about the other Boards, Commissions, and semi-State organizations with whom are affiliated.
Developmental Disabilities Council
The mission of VTDDC is to facilitate connections and to promote supports that bring people with developmental disabilities into the heart of Vermont Communities.
Human Services Board
The Human Services Board is a citizen's panel consisting of seven members created by the legislature pursuant to 3 V.S.A. §3090. Its duties are to act as a fair hearing board for appeals brought by individuals who are aggrieved by decisions or policies of the various departments and programs throughout the Agency of Human Services.
Institutional Review Board
The Vermont Agency of Human Services requires that research conducted by any component of the agency involving human subjects, their health related information and/or any potential risk to human subjects, be approved before the research is begun. The Agency Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews applications concerning research on human subjects or their protected health information when the subjects are Agency clients or recipients of public services or benefits furnished by the Agency AND when the research is proposed by, affiliated with, conducted at the request of, or involves an Agency department, division, program or office.
SerVermont is Vermont’s State Service Commission, whose mission is to support, promote and recognize volunteerism and community service in Vermont. State service commissions administer AmeriCorps State, Volunteer Generation Fund, and volunteer programs to address critical community needs and engage citizens in service. SerVermont, was established by Executive Order 09-98 on November 30, 1993 by Governor Howard Dean. 
Vermont Council on Homelessness
The Vermont Council on Homelessness is comprised of 22 members appointed by the Governor and representing state government, persons who have experienced homelessness, housing providers, homeless service providers and at-large members. The responsibilities of the Council include development, monitoring and periodic revision of Vermont’s Plan to End Homelessness. The Council makes annual recommendations to the Governor and Administration regarding resource, policy, and regulatory changes necessary to reduce and end homelessness in Vermont. For additional information, contact Sarah Truckle, council chair, at
Vermont Parole Board
The Vermont Parole Board as an independent entity that considers eligible offenders for parole, rendering just decisions by balancing victim needs, the risk to public safety, while promoting offender accountability success. The Vermont Parole Board is the only releasing authority for offenders eligible for parole.