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Audio: VPR Interviews UVM Professor about the State’s Efforts to Prevent Recidivism

Kathy Fox, associate professor of sociology, joins a VPR discussion on the “Circles of Support and Accountability” program, which pairs released prisoners with small groups of volunteers to ease their transition and prevent repeat offenses. Vermont is one of only two states that employs this program, and it has shown to be a positive asset against the trend of recidivism. Listen to the story…