Vermont Communication Support Project
The Vermont Communication Support Project assist the person with a disability in communicating with the judge, court staff, attorney, or a state agency. For more information you can contact the program directly by calling toll free (888) 686- VCSP or email the director.
The mission of the Vermont Communication Support Project (VCSP) is to promote meaningful participation of individuals with communication deficits in judicial and administrative proceedings that significantly impact their lives. The VCSP makes available, supervises and supports a trained cadre of Communication Support Specialists qualified and accepted by Vermont’s judiciary and administrative agencies.
To be eligible for a Communication Support Specialist a person must have a disability, must need accommodations to communicate and understand what is happening in the proceedings, and the Communication Support Project services will be effective to assist in overcoming the communication barriers posed by her/his disability.
VCSP serves people with disabilities whose communication problems prevent them from participating fully in the following Court and Agency proceedings:
- Child Support
- Restraining order
- Children in Need of Supervision (CHINS)
- Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)
- Probate Court and State Adminstrative Appeals