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Get the latest official news and announcements from this office.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

On June 24th, the U.S. Senate voted 95-0 to confirm Justice Crawford as the newest federal judge in Vermont!  On August 4th President Obama signed his Commission and he was privately sworn in by U.S. District Judge Sessions that afternoon.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Annual National Seminar is in Philadelphia, PA between September 17-19, 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Congress took a significant first step toward continuing the work of the Second Chance Act as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bipartisan bill.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

September 2014 Federal Probation Journal 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The U.S. Sentencing Commission produced a 23-minute video aimed to help crime victims exercise their right to participate in the sentencing process.

Friday, December 12, 2014

This webcast produced by the United States Sentencing Commission (recorded October 30, 2014) addresses the 2014 amendment reducing sentencing guideline levels for most federal drug defendants and its

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It took nearly 140 years after the federal court system was established in 1789 before the first woman sat on a federal bench. Today, about one-third of all active Article III judges are women. Click here to read more.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The United States Probation Office for the District of Vermont is pleased to announce the implementation of a new federal drug court program in the Rutland courthouse beginning in April of 2015.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Read more about the District of Vermont Pretrial Drug Court (here).