Karen Jarmoc, the Interim Executive Director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and State Representative Mae Flexer were named co-chairs of the newly formed Task Force on Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement.
The Task Force on Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement was created by the legislature earlier this year to develop a state-wide model policy for use by law enforcement agencies when responding to incidents of family violence and violations of protective orders. The task force will meet over the coming months and submit its recommendations to General Assembly before the 2012 legislative session begins.
Jarmoc and Flexer were unanimously approved as chairs by the other members of the task force at its first meeting this week. The 16 person task force is comprised of advocates for domestic violence victims and law enforcement professionals including prosecutors and judges.
CCADV is pleased to be working with the following task force members to improve the response to domestic violence in Connecticut:
Karen Jarmoc: Interim Executive Director, CCADV
State Representative Mae Flexer (D-Killingly, Plainfield, Sterling)
Attorney Michael Alevy: Public Defender, State of CT
Barbara Bellucci: Family Violence Victim Advocate Supervisor
Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven
Attorney Michelle Cruz: Victim Advocate, State of CT
Attorney Andrea Dahms: Court and Legal Services, Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Judge Robert Devlin: State of CT
Attorney Kevin Dunn: Senior Assistant State's Attorney, State of CT
Karen Gaston, Family Violence Victim Advocate, Interval House
Attorney Kara Hart, Greater Hartford Legal Aide
State Senator John Kissel
Ret. Lt. Stanley Koneski, Jr.: Police Officer Standards and Training Council
Penni Micca: Interval House Advocate, Manchester Police Department
Chief Robin Montgomery: Brookfield Police Department
Lieutenant Regina Rush-Kittle: CT State Police
Catherine Zeiner, Executive Director, Women's Center of Southeastern CT