Connecticut Service Statistics
The following statistics represent the victims who received services from CCADV’s 18 member domestic violence organizations during the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Please note that these numbers only represent those victims who sought services at our member agencies and do not represent the total number of individuals victimized by domestic violence in Connecticut.
|Total Victims Served|
|32,744 contacts with victims in crisis|
Crisis calls received on both the English and Spanish statewide domestic violence hotlines, as well as individual agency hotlines. This also includes hotline calls resulting from lethality assessment screens by law enforcement. This was a 9% increase over fiscal year 2016.
|Safe Home Services
|2,179 victims housed|
Safe home or emergency shelter services are provided to female, male, and child victims in serious physical danger who have no other safe housing options. There were 1,207 adults and 972 children housed.
Domestic violence shelters operated at 122% capacity throughout the year. Victims are presenting with more acute, complex needs, such as immigration issues, significant health concerns like cancer and high risk pregnancies, mental health and substance use issues that require longer shelter stays and additional residential supports until stable, appropriate housing can be identified and secured.
|Court Based Services|
|32,774 victims served|
Victims involved in criminal and civil court cases were provided with counseling, safety planning, guidance related to the court process, and information & referrals. There was a 13% increase in victims served compared to fiscal year 2016.
|Community Education Services|
|3,193 community education events|
Community education is provided across the state and includes training for law enforcement, medical professionals, religious & civic organizations, businesses and other interested stakeholders. Domestic violence prevention programs are also provided at schools from elementary through college. Participants included 55,182 children & youth and 35,077 adults. There was a 11% increase in community education events over fiscal year 2016.
|29,290 victims served|
These are one-on-one counseling sessions with advocates. They were provided over the course of 121,619 hours - a 30% increase from fiscal year 2016.
|1,617 support group sessions|
Support group sessions are attended by multiple victims. Support was provided in group sessions over the course of 7,884 hours - a 31% increase from fiscal year 2016.
These fact sheets will provide details on domestic violence services provided by our 18 member domestic violence agencies over the course of a fiscal year (7/1 – 6/30), similar to those listed above for the most recently completed fiscal year.
Domestic Violence Counts
Domestic Violence Counts is an annual noninvasive, unduplicated count of adults and children who seek services from domestic violence agencies throughout the country during a single 24-hour survey period. It is conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.