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Title 15 : Domestic Relations

Chapter 021 : ABUSE PREVENTION

Subchapter 004 : VERMONT COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

(Cite as: 15 V.S.A. § 1173)
  • § 1173. Composition and meetings

    (a) The Council shall consist of the following members to be appointed as follows:

    (1) To be appointed by the Governor:

    (A) one member of the public who shall be a survivor of domestic violence;

    (B) a representative from the same-sex domestic violence service provider community;

    (C) a representative from the service provider community for people who are deaf or have disabilities;

    (D) a representative from the Department of State's Attorneys and Sheriffs;

    (E) a prosecutor from one of the STOP Domestic Violence units;

    (F) a member of the Vermont clergy; and

    (G) one member of the public representing the interests of children exposed to domestic violence.

    (2) To be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court:

    (A) five members of the judiciary, one of whom may be a magistrate, one of whom may be an assistant judge, and one of whom may be a court manager;

    (B) one guardian ad litem;

    (C) a representative of Vermont Legal Aid; and

    (D) a representative of the Vermont Bar experienced in family law.

    (3) The following members:

    (A) the Secretary of Human Services or designee;

    (B) the Director of the Vermont Crime Information Center or designee;

    (C) the Defender General or designee;

    (D) the Attorney General or designee;

    (E) the Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services or designee;

    (F) the Director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence or designee;

    (G) the Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Training Council or designee;

    (H) the Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women or designee;

    (I) a representative from each county domestic violence task force;

    (J) a representative from Vermont's Supervised Visitation Coalition;

    (K) a representative from the Vermont Police Chiefs' Association;

    (L) a representative from the Vermont Sheriffs' Association;

    (M) a representative from the Vermont Coalition of Batterer Intervention Services;

    (N) the Commissioner for Children and Families or designee;

    (O) the Commissioner of Public Safety or designee;

    (P) the Commissioner of Corrections or designee; and

    (Q) the Secretary of Education or designee.

    (b) The Council may establish any committees necessary to carry out its duties.

    (c) The Council shall meet at least quarterly to conduct its business. (Added 2007, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; amended 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 255, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 71; 2015, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 81.)