"Know Your Rights" Trainings

Encounters with police can be unexpected -- and stressful. In our upcoming "Know Your Rights" trainings, you'll gain a greater understanding of your civil rights when interacting with police. Our goal is that you'll leave feeling empowered to advocate for yourself in future situations, and to help others do the same. After the training, there will be an opportunity to take action around police accountability in Vermont. These events are free and open to the public.

Here's some of what we'll cover:

  • What are the different types of police encounters?
  • When and how should you assert your rights during an interaction with police?
  • When are you required to show your ID to an officer?
  • What are some ways to report police misconduct?

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to the event you'd like to attend by accessing the pages below. If you have any questions, please email Jess Venable-Novak at [email protected].  


May 30, 2024 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Recipients will recieve Zoom link closer to the event date.