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Risk Intervention Services: Vermont Correctional Industries (VCI)

Budget Information

Vermont Correctional Industries FY22 Actual FY23 Budget FY24 Governor Recommended
Program Budget $1,580,085.45 $1,699,065.00 $1,719,312.00
(Appropriation #3675001000)


What We Do

The purpose of risk intervention services is to increase public safety by providing services which reduce the risk of an offender committing a new crime. Research demonstrates that services which adhere to risk, need and responsivity (RNR) principles have the greatest impact on reducing recidivism. The effects of services are most profound when applied to offenders who have the higher risk of recidivism and focus upon the dynamic risk factors which are correlated with the risk of recidivism, are responsive to the capacities of the offender and use evidence-based modalities with fidelity.

Who We Serve

Risk Intervention Services includes Behavior and Life Skill Interventions, Corrections Education and Vermont Correctional Industries. The data in this section are Vermont Correcitonal Industries section. Vermont Correctional Industries provides sentenced incarcerated indivdiuals who are moderate to high risk an opportunity to improve their vocational and workforce readiness. Individuals apply for open positions in one or more of the industustries and applications are reviewed by a local team comprised of VCI Program Coordinator, Facility Security, and Facility Case Work. 

How We Impact

Vermont Correctional Industries (VCI) work with incarcerated individuals in several shops, Print & Bindery, Street Sign, License plates, and Wood shop, to provide needed job skills. VCI delivers a real-world work experience for the incarcerated individuals to learn on the job skills, soft skills and transferable skills by practicing empowerment, self-directed decision-making, quality customer service, and professionalism.


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