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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.

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Policies, Administrative Directives, Interim Procedures & Interim Revision Memos

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.

 

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules

The current APA Rules of the Department of Corrections can be found here.

An APA Rule is a general statement which implements or interprets law or policy and which has been adopted as required by the State of Vermont’s Administrative Procedures Act. Rules have the force of law unless amended or revised or unless a court determines otherwise.
 
Recent New/Revised Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules


Recent Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules

Revised APA Rule 325, Telephone Use - Effective 12/31/13

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

Recent Rules

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Recent Superceded/Rescinded Documents

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Departmental Forms
 

 The current Departmental Forms Library can be found here.

 

Glossary

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.

 

Feedback

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 feedback@state.vt.us during the comment period. If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents, please email feedback@state.vt.us. You also may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules by attending public hearings, the dates of which will be posted. 

 


Policies and Directives Final Feedback and DOC Response:

#429.01 Youthful Offender - Response to Feedback


Proposed Policies & Directives:

 #503.01 Transitional Housing.  Feedback period 10/14/14 - 10/28/14.

Proposed APA Rules:


Proposed Policies & Directives for staff comment only can be found at this link.

 

You may also send written or fax comment to:

Policy Development Unit

Department of Corrections

103 South Main Street

Waterbury Vermont 05671-1001

Fax: 802-951-5086 


Questions

If you have any questions concerning Department of Corrections APA Rules, Policies and Administrative Directives, please contact:

Monica Weeber, Monica.Weeber@state.vt.us

or Mary Jane Ainsworth, Policy Development Analyst: MaryJane.Ainsworth@state.vt.us