Refugee Resettlement Strategies

Project Title: Refugee Resettlement Strategies: Exploring Barriers to Success for New Vermonters
Client: State of Vermont Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Student: Hazel Brewster
Faculty Lead: Andrea Reimer
Fieldwork Location: Virtual – Vermont, USA
Year: 2020-21

About the Project: This project was a partnership with the Vermont Lieutenant Governor’s Office that aimed to supply the Lt. Governor with the information necessary to garner a comprehensive understanding of the current state of refugee resettlement in Vermont. This research highlighted existing barriers that must be addressed to strengthen the existing policy infrastructure in anticipation of an influx of refugees coming to the state. The outputs of this project were a short policy report and a presentation to the LG Vermont.

Key Words: Migration, Community Engagement, Social Impact