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Victims of Listed Crimes Right to Notification

The Victims Bill of Rights, VSA Title 13 section 5305, guarantees victims of listed crimes, among other rights, the following rights which the Vermont Department of Corrections is responsible for facilitating.

However, in order to receive these rights you must request that the Vermont Department of Corrections provides them to you.  You can do so by printing and filling out the Notification Form, and mailing it to:

Director of Victim Services
Vermont Department of Corrections
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676

 

You have:

  • The right to be notified if the offender who victimized you
    • has escaped from custody;
    • has been recaptured after escaping from custody;
    • has been released on bail from a correctional center;
    • has nearly completed his/her sentence and will be released on a selected date;
    • will be furloughed from a correctional facility;
    • has been granted parole and will be released on a selected date;
    • has died;
    • has been pardoned.
  • The right to attend the hearings when that offender is appearing before the Vermont Parole Board
  • The right to testify before the Parole Board or submit a written statement concerning that offender for the Parole Board's consideration
  • The right to be notified promptly of the Parole Board's decision concerning that offender
  • The right, if you are a victim of a "listed crime" for which the offender was placed on probation, to be given information about that offender's general compliance with the conditions of probation.  This right does not extend to confidential information.