Information updated February 2, 2006

Juvenile Probation and Parole

Within the Executive Branch of state government, the Agency of Human Services, The Department of Children and Families (DCF) administers most services to delinquents including diversion, community supervision, detention, commitment, and aftercare.

A juvenile probation/parole officer, often a social worker, is responsible for the probation and aftercare supervision.

These DCF social workers do not carry a firearm and arming of officers is not being considered.

There are no private companies providing juvenile supervision services.

Adult Probation and Parole

The Vermont Department of Corrections is in the Executive Branch of state government within the Agency of Human Services. The Department is responsible for administering adult probation and parole services.

Adult probation and parole officers, classified as Corrections Services Specialists, do not carry a firearm and are not classified as peace officers. However, they may arrest those under their supervision.

There is no consideration to allow these officers to carry a firearm.

There are no private companies providing adult probation or parole supervision services.

For updates or corrections to the information on this page, please contact: Diane Kincaid