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VictimsRacial EquityLaw EnforcementCourts

Criminal Justice System Responses to Black Victimization

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.

Alternative ProgramsRacial EquityCorrections

Equal Access to Alternative Programs

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.