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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
- 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
- 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
- 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 Housing and Homelessness
- Vermont Council on Housing and Homelessness
- The Vermont Council on Housing and Homelessness is comprised of 22 members appointed by the Governor and representing state government, housing providers, homeless service providers, and other stakeholder organizations. The responsibilities of the Council include developing and monitoring the periodic review of a tactical action plan. The Tactical Action Plan aims to create a comprehensive strategy for addressing housing issues in Vermont. It includes an inventory of rehabilitation and development resources from both public and private sectors, sets annual targets to ensure housing supply and affordability in all 14 counties, prioritizing those with significant demographic declines. The plan also proposes ways to expedite housing revitalization, measurable interventions to reduce homelessness, and outlines specific annual performance metrics for all key strategies. For additional information, contact Kristin Kellett at Kristin.Kellett@vermont.gov.
Vermont Parole Board
- 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.