The Pre-Charge Judiciary Committee, a subcommittee of the Vermont Judiciary Commission on Mental Health and the Courts, is conducting a survey on the efficacy of pretrial services to divert those with serious mental illness from the judicial system.
The survey will wrap up on March 10, 2023. The Committee is seeking input from first responders, attorneys, victim advocates, and any others involved in the system. Responses from defense attorneys and victim advocates have been sparse to date and the Committee is particularly seeking further input from those quarters. They have also requested that the survey be widely shared. You can find more details and take the survey here.