Office of the Vermont Attorney General

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    Vermonter of the Month: Kim Souza

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    Protecting Vermont’s Environment

    Vermont’s environment is one of our greatest resources. The Attorney General’s Office is fighting to protect it every day.

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    TJ Donovan

    Vermont Attorney General

    Meet TJ

     

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    AGO in our Community

    “I want the Attorney General’s Office to be ‘the People’s Law Firm.’ You’re going to see us out in our community – meeting, teaching and helping the people we serve.” – TJ

    The Attorney General’s Office is here to help.

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The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer in the state. Our office represents the state in all matters in which the state is a party or has an interest. We are dedicated to the protection of the health and safety of all Vermonters.

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Vermont’s Court Diversion Program Celebrates 40 Years

Contact: Willa Farrell, Co-Director, Community Justice Division, 802-828-3171 State Sees Steady Increase in Participation in Diversion...

February 14, 2019

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Attorney General Voices Support for Taxing and Regulating Cannabis

Contact: David Scherr, Community Justice Division, Chief, 802-828-3171 Attorney General Donovan testified today before the Senate Judiciary...

January 31, 2019

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Attorney General’s Office Warns of Increased Hypothermia Risk for Vulnerable Vermonters; Heating Assistance Available

Contact: Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171 With extreme cold hitting Vermont, Attorney General T.J. Donovan is warning that older...

January 31, 2019

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State Prevails in Receivership for Pillsbury Senior Communities

Contact: Clayton Clark, Director of the Division of Licensing and Protection Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living,...

January 28, 2019

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Statement of Attorney General T.J. Donovan: On the Attorney General’s Office’s Work in Support of Vermont’s Immigrant Communities

Since changes to immigration policies by the federal government began in early 2017, my office has taken many steps to protect Vermont’s...

January 24, 2019

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AG Proposes Enhanced Protective Measures for Immigrant Communities

CONTACT:    Julio Thompson, Civil Rights Unit, Director, 802-828-3171 Today Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan issued...

January 23, 2019

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This "national emergency" is fake. The only emergency is that children are being separated from their parents at the border and that the US has lost standing as a beacon of hope and opportunity for people looking for a better life. This is shameful. #vtpoli #FAKENationalEmergency

(1/2) I spoke with the Bennington Town Manager this morning. He unequivocally stated Bennington will retain an independent law enforcement expert to review police policy, procedures and practices. #vtpoli
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Powerful words by Rabbi Amy Small and others speaking out against hate on the steps of Burligton City Hall. Showing up, standing together and demonstrating that love & unity & equality can overcome hate were some of the messages today. We have a lot of work to do on this, but these public demonstrations of solidarity are key action steps. Thank you to the @Pridecentervt, Zedek Synagogue and others for organizing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today members of the Vermont Recovery Network are in the Capital speaking with lawmakers. I was honored to speak with this group. The people working to help Vermonters in recovery, I cannot thank you enough for your commitment to our community. To those folks currently in recovery - thank you too.These are the hardest battles but I see your strength and I am with you. We should not be defined by the worst moments of our lives, and people deserve not only a second chance, but a third and fourth and fifth chance. This disease impacts almost every Vermont family I know, so let’s move past the shame, past the stigma, hold our heads up high and fight for the health and happiness we all deserve. ... See MoreSee Less

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