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NOB 2 South, 280 State Drive, Waterbury VT 05671-2000, Vermont, USA
Description:

The Vermont Department of Corrections is an executive agency of the U.S. state of Vermont charged with overseeing correctional facilities, supervising probation and parolees, and serving in an advisory capacity in the prevention of crime and juvenile delinquency. It is a part of the Vermont Agency of Human Services.

Currently the agency is headquartered in the White Cap Business Park in Williston. The agency was previously headquartered at the Waterbury State Office Complex in Waterbury.

Vision
To be valued by the citizens of Vermont as a partner in prevention, research, management, and intervention of criminal behavior.

Mission
In partnership with the community, we support safe communities by providing leadership in crime prevention, repairing the harm done, addressing the needs of crime victims, ensuring offender accountability for criminal acts, and managing the risk posed by offenders.

Values
Responsibility, Commitment, Integrity, Judgment, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Compassion

Principles
We believe:
* In the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals;
*In treating people with respect and dignity;
*That people can change;
*In individual empowerment;
*In fairness throughout decision making;
*In non-violent conflict resolution;
*In the value of individual, cultural, and racial diversity;
*In respect for the liberty interests, rights, and entitlements of the individual;
*In maintaining a safe and secure environment;
*In the placement of offenders in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety and offense severity;
*That community participation and support are essential for the successful delivery of correctional services;
*That victims have the right to have an active role in determining how their needs can best be met;
*That offenders are responsible, to the extent possible, to repair harm done to victims and the community;
*In professional self-improvement; and
*In teamwork and the process of continuous improvement.

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