Tag Archives: Department of Children and Families

Local News
June 10, 2016

Law to create more rational juvenile justice policies, governor says

Gov. Peter Shumlin June 1 signed a law to  more closely align Vermont’s juvenile justice system with brain development research and best practices for serving young people who interact with the criminal justice system. Vermont is one of the few states where 16- and 17-year-olds are currently charged in criminal…

Local News
August 14, 2015

Herring enters ‘Not Guilty’ plea

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

BARRE — Jody Herring pleaded not guilty to one count of first degree murder in the killing of Lara Sobel, a Department of Children and Families social worker, at a Monday, Aug. 10, arraignment in Washington County Superior Court.

Herring is…

State News
March 5, 2015

DCF allocates additional funds to WARMTH programs

Commissioner Ken Schatz announced Feb. 26 that the Department for Children and Families (DCF) is providing $375,000 to the state’s five community action agencies to fund additional crisis fuel assistance grants through their WARMTH programs.

“When a family asks for crisis fuel assistance,…