Policies, Directives, and Rules
The current operating documents of the Department are accessible from the pages linked below. This page is a living document representing the most up-to-date version of the Department's Policy and Directive index and Administrative Procedures Act (APA) rules.
Content of this Page
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- Policies, Administrative Directives, Interim Procedures & Interim Revision Memos
- Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules
- Recent New/Revised Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules
- Departmental Forms
The current Policies and Directives of the Department of Corrections, organized by document number, can be found here.
The current Interim Procedures and Interim Revision Memos can be found here.
An Administrative Directive is an outline of procedural guidelines and expectations of staff, which complies with the rules of the Department, correctional best practice, and relevant Vermont and federal statutes and APA rules. Administrative Directives contain a brief statement of policy.
As you view the Directives you will sometimes see the note "Redacted 'A' for public use". 'A' documents are security-sensitive, have restricted access, and are exempt from public disclosure. The security-sensitive information has been blacked out of the posted version, leaving the rest of the document accessible to the public.
The current APA Rules of the Department of Corrections can be found here.
Recent Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules
New Interim Memo #385 - Inmate Access to Courts - Effective 03/28/2017
Revised Directive #380.01 - Religious Services - Effective 04/03/2017
New Directive #435 - Gender Responsivity - Effective 03/30/2017
New Directive #434 - Investigations - Effective 03/16/2017
Interim Memo - Out of State Eligibility - Effective 01/18/2017
Revised Directive #321.01 - Offender Property - Effective 01/03/2017
New Directive #354 - Food Service Operations - Effective 01/03/2017
Revised Directive #301 - Resident Handbooks - Effective 01/03/2017
Revised Directive #502.01 - Victim Notification - Effective 12/16/2016
Revised Directive #371.02 - Case Management - Effective 12/01/2016
Revised Directive #05 - Lines of Authority - Effective 08/17/2016
New Directive #254.07 - Electronic Signatures - Effective 08/03/2016
New Interim Memo - DNA Sample Collection - Effective 07/16/2016
Revised Directive - Use of Force - Effective 07/20/2016
New Interim Memo - Home Confinement - Effective 07/01/2016
New Interim Memo - Sentence Computations - Effective 06/16/2016
Revised Directive #371.22 - Out of State Selection, Transfer, and Supplemental Facility Placement - Effective 06/17/2016
New Directive #01 - Mission and Philosophy - Effective 06/14/2016
Revised Directive #254.05 - Sealed & Expunged Records - Field - Effective 03/31/2016
New Directive #363.02 - Opioid Overdose Intervention - Effective 03/28/2016
New Interim Memo - Sex Offender Housing Determinations - Effective 03/14/2016
New Interim Memo - Release to Unapproved Housing - Furlough - Effective 02/17/2016
New Directive #433 - Non-Employee (Inmate) Identification Cards - Effective 02/15/2016
New Directive #430.11 -Response to Furlough Violations - Effective 03/01/2016
New Interim Memo - Health Services Title Changes - Effective 12/17/15
New Directive #254.06 - Staff Access to Offender Information - Effective 01/02/16
Revised Directive #376 - Volunteer Services and Management - Effective 01/01/16
Revised Directive #02 - Policy Development, Implementation, and Management - Effective 10/1/15
Revised Directive 409.01 -Searches - Effective 9/1/15
New Directive 127 - Threats on Staff - Effective 9/1/15
New Directive 430.12 - Electronic Monitoring - Effective 9/1/15
Revised Directive 340.01 - Supervision Transfers - Effective 7/1/15
Revised Directive 326. 01 - Housing of Individuals Under 18 - Effective 7/1/15
Revised Directive 409.01 - Searches - Effective 02/22/15
Revised Directive 118.02 - Reporting and Investigating Unlawful Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation in the Workplace - Effective 02/22/15
Revised Directive 409.09 - Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) & Staff Sexual Misconduct - Facilities - Effective 02/22/15
New Directive 432.01 - Gender Identification, Care, and Custody - Effective 02/22/15
Revised Directive 122.01 - Employee Selection and Promotion - Effective 02/22/15
Revised Policy 126 - Staff Sexual Misconduct Involving Offenders - Effective 02/22/15
Interim Memo - Staff Discipline with Regards to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) - Effective 02/22/15
New Directive 431.01, Home Detention - Effective 1/6/14
New Directive 422.02, Body Armor - Field - effective 12/2/13
Interim Revision Memo - 371.26, Reintegration Furlough - effective 10/2/13
Interim Revision Memo Update - Changes to Several Administrative Directives regarding offenders convicted of sex offenses (Applies to #371.15, #371.26, #371.05, #371.08, #371.12, #371.24, #371.25, #425.02)
New Directive 409.09, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) & Staff Sexual Misconduct - Facilities - effective 6/2/14
New Rule: Custody, Control, and Preservation of Information Related to Risk Assessment and Needs Screening - Effective 10-1-15
New Rule: Searches for the Purpose of Limiting the Introduction of Contraband into Correctional Facilities- Effective 9-1-15
Revised APA Rule 325, Telephone Use - Effective 12/31/13
Recent Superseded/Rescinded Documents
The current Departmental Forms Library can be found here.
The current Glossary can be found here.
The Glossary contains a list of all the current terms and definitions used in Department rules, policies and administrative directives.
New and revised documents under development are posted for comment prior to finalization. You may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules or Directives & Policies by reading them and sending comments to AHS.DOCFeedback@vermont.gov during the comment period. If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents, please email AHS.DOCFeedback@vermont.gov . You also may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules by attending public hearings, the dates of which will be posted.
Revised APA Rule - Use of a Private Collection Agency for the Collection of Fees, Fines, and Restitution and for Administrative Servicing of Some Cases - Annotated Text; Use of a Private Collection Agency for the Collection of Fees, Fines, and Restitution and for Administrative Servicing of Some Cases - Clean Text
You may also send written or fax comment to:
Policy Development Unit
Department of Corrections
103 South Main Street
Waterbury Vermont 05671-1001
If you have any questions concerning Department of Corrections APA Rules, Policies, and Administrative Directives, please contact:
Monica Weeber, Monica.Weeber@vermont.gov