The DOC’s Risk Intervention Services use validated risk assessments to tailor the level of services administered to moderate-high risk incarcerated individuals. Researchers analyzed available data from 2016-2019 to explore the impact of Risk Intervention Services on recidivism.
Black people in Vermont were more likely than White people to be the victim of violent crime between 2015 and 2019. This research explores the criminal justice system's responses to crimes involving Black victims using the Vermont Court Adjudication Database and National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data.
Researchers investigate whether access to Vermont's alternative programs may be related to racial disparities in the state's criminal justice system. Programs reviewed include Court Diversion, the Rutland County Treatment Docket, the Washington County Treatment Docket, and the Southeast Regional DUI Docket.
The Arnold Venture's Public Safety Risk Assessment (PSA) intends to measure the risk that a person will fail to appear for court, engage in new criminal activity, or commit a new crime while out on bail. Researchers gained unprecedented access to out-of-state criminal history data to test the utility of the PSA in Vermont.