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Recidivism is the tendency of a person convicted of a crime to reoffend. In Vermont, over 40 percent of people released from correctional facilities go back on new convictions or violations within three years. 

Philanthropy can disrupt this destructive cycle and help set up people for success after incarceration. Our new Insight Hub brief shares three strategies that should be top-of-mind for charitable individuals.

Hear Matt discuss how he has benefited from living at the Burlington Dismas House after incarceration. Download the brief to learn more. 

IN THIS BRIEF, DISCOVER:

  • Three actions to improve the success of Vermonters leaving the corrections system
  • Data on Vermont's correctional facilities census and recidivism rates
  • Testimonials from experts on what works and why
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Arts for All: How philanthropy can make the arts accessible and affordable

The power of art to inspire, comfort, and stretch the imagination is something all people can benefit from—not just those who can find their way to a museum, pay for a concert ticket, or hire a piano teacher for their children. Philanthropy can help increase access, nourish the artistic spirit, and support Vermont's creative economy at a time when it hasn't fully rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the brief "Arts for All: How philanthropy can make the arts accessible and affordable " »

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Delivering Hope: Promising Solutions to Improve Mental Health in Vermont

On November 15th, the Insight Hub hosted a webinar with the Vermont Department of Mental Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Vermont, and United Counseling Service that explored how to improve mental health outcomes in Vermont. Watch the recording and check out our takeaways. 

Learn about the event "Delivering Hope: Promising Solutions to Improve Mental Health in Vermont" »

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Student Loan Debt Relief Plan Is Cause for Celebration, But Not a Long-Term Fix

To better understand what this program means for Vermont borrowers, and why charitable individuals need to keep giving toward the goal of long-term college and career training affordability, the Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub sat down with two leaders from its own ranks.

Read the article "Student Loan Debt Relief Plan Is Cause for Celebration, But Not a Long-Term Fix" »