Smart Justice Vermont Events

Muslim Girls Making Change perform at Smart Justice Vermont event in Burlington
Muslim Girls Making Change perform at the Smart Justice Vermont launch event.

Our goal is to decrease Vermont's incarcerated population by 50% an eliminate racial disparities in Vermont's criminal justice system, and we want to give Vermonters around the state the opportunity to learn more and get involved. We'll keep this page updated with our upcoming events, and if you or a group your affiliated with are interested in hosting a Smart Justice event, please let us know!

Freedom Series Online Discussions

In the 1980s, Vermont’s prison population was just a third of what it is today.  Nationally, the United States’ prison system has become the largest in the world, warehousing over 2 million people at enormous costs to taxpayers. Why do we lock so many people up, and is it actually making us safer?

Smart Justice Vermont will explore questions like these in The Freedom Series, an online forum for learning and discussion on the problem of mass incarceration, its causes and the alternatives that can help us reduce our reliance on prisons.

These webinars are free and open to the public.  Register to RSVP and receive instructions on how to join via your phone or computer.

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