The Vermont Criminal Information Center is now providing statewide criminal history checks to all employers, in accordance with a change in the state law. Requests for criminal conviction history must mailed and include an authorization from the applicant. Increased ease of access to criminal records will relieve employers from searching each of Vermont’s county courts.
Virginia is expanding the types of correctional facilities that will be included in the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) program. Over the next two years, information on criminal offenders incarcerated at jails will be added to the VINE Web site, which already lists prisoners in state facilities.