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.
Content of this Page
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- Policies, Administrative Directives, Interim Procedures & Interim Revision Memos
- Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules
- Recent New/Revised Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules
- Departmental Forms
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.
The current APA Rules of the Department of Corrections can be found here.
Recent Policies, Directives, and Procedures
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)
Revised Directive 371.14, Furlough Residence Approval - effective 9/30/13
Revised Directive 371.25, Parole Reviews and Recommendations - effective 9/30/13
Revised Directive 26.01, Media Access - effective 6/3/13
Interim Revision Memo 409.03, DNA Sample Collection - effective 5/30/13
New Directive 409.08, Crime Scene Preservation & Evidence Collection - Facility - effective 12/2/2013 (Redacted "A" for public use)
New Directive 409.09, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) & Staff Sexual Misconduct - Facilities - effective 6/2/2014
New Directive 254.05, Sealed & Expunged Records - Field - effective 6/3/2013
New Directive 429.01, Youthful Offender Status - effective 5/1/2013
Recent Superceded/Rescinded Documents
The current Departmental Forms Library can be found here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org during the comment period. If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents, please email email@example.com. You also may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules by attending public hearings, the dates of which will be posted.
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
If you have any questions concerning Department of Corrections APA Rules, Policies and Administrative Directives, please contact:
David Turner David.Turner@state.vt.us
or Mary Jane Ainsworth, Policy Development Analyst: MaryJane.Ainsworth@state.vt.us