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  • Sen. Dick Sears, Chair
  • Sen. Philip Baruth
  • Sen. Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
  • Sen. James McNeil
  • Sen. Cheryl Hooker
  • Rep. Alice M. Emmons, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Maxine Grad
  • Rep. Sandy Haas
  • Rep. Mary S. Hooper
  • Rep. Charles "Butch" Shaw

Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee




Ethan Allen Room

December 10, 2019

Last Updated 12/10/2019 4:05 PM


10:00 AM                   Workforce Development Report (Act 80 Sec 11)

Kim Bushey, Program Services Director, Department of Corrections

Sarah Buxton, Director, Workforce Policy and Performance, Department of Labor

Cheryl Elovirta, Facilities Operations Manager, Department of Corrections

Sarah Copen, Documents Identification Coordinator, Department of Corrections

Steve Howard, Executive Director, Vermont State Employees Association

Dave Martinson, Probation Officer/Union Representative, VSEA


11:00 AM                   Physical Custody of Youth

Residential placement and plans for the future

Michael Smith, Secretary, Agency of Human Services

Ken Schatz, Commissioner, Department for Children and Families

James Pepper, Deputy State's Attorney, Department of State's Attorneys & Sheriffs

Marshall Pahl, Appellate and Juvenile Defender, Defender General's Office


12:00 PM                   Lunch


1:00 PM                   Racial Disparities Report

Dr. Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Chair, RDAP

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General's Office


1:45 PM                   Systemic Racism

Skyler Nash, Student Activist, University of Vermont

Mark Hughes, Coordinator, Racial Justice Alliance

James McKim, Co-Facilitator, NH Race and Equity Economic Development Workgroup - Phone


2:30 PM                   Behavioral Health Contracts

Annie Ramniceanu, DOC Addiction and Mental Health Systems Director, Department of Corrections - Phone

Matt D'Agostino, Financial Officer, Department of Corrections

Judith Henkin, Deputy Commisioner, Department of Corrections


3:15 PM                   Commission Discussion

Final meeting agenda


3:30 PM                   Adjourn


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Peggy Delaney at 802-828-2299 or pdelaney@leg.state.vt.us