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Vermont DOC Builds Commitment to Restorative Justice

The Vermont DOC organized volunteers from local communities into citizen-based boards, which led, in 1998, to the creation of what are now known across the state as Community Justice Centers (CJCs). Today, there are 20 CJCs in Vermont—one in every county—managed centrally by the Vermont DOC. CJCs provide intensive support services in employment, housing, mentoring, and restitution management for people returning to their communities from incarceration. They rely primarily on volunteers to deliver these services.

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Circles of Support and Accountability

This webpage outlines the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) model and provides volunteers, agencies, and other practitioners working to integrate it into their communities with the strategies, tools, and resources they will need. These practices have been proven to improve outcomes for people convicted of a sexual offense who are returning home from incarceration.

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The Reentry of Adults Convicted of Sexual Offenses: A National Survey of Reentry Professionals

The National Reentry Resource Center, in partnership with the Center for Sex Offender Management, conducted a national survey of stakeholders invested in the successful reentry of adults convicted of sexual offenses. The survey findings reveal variability regarding the extent to which respondents’ beliefs about various sex offender-related matters align with current research.

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What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Focus Area: Sex Offender Treatment

To help practitioners, program administrators, and policymakers identify research-supported programs and interventions, the section of the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse provides an overview and discussion on the key findings from a review of high quality evaluations on sex offender treatment programs.

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