The Parole Board conducts hearings for all individuals who are eligible for parole per 28 VSA § 501. The Parole Board believes that supervised individuals should be placed in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety and offense severity. Act 148, enacted January 1, 2021, instituted Justice Reinvestment initiatives that added presumptive parole eligibility with a goal to increase the number of supervised individuals on parole supervision versus furlough supervision.
The Parole Board partners with the Department of Corrections (DOC) to review the cases indicated on this performance measure. The DOC submits case summaries for eligible individuals for their parole review.