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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, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 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.

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Total Victims Served

41,446

 

Crisis Services
28,776 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.

 

Safe Home Services
2,323 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 1,165 adults and 1,158 children housed.

Demand for shelter has increased 100% in 7 years. In fiscal year 2008, our shelter system ran at 57% capacity; in fiscal year 2013 it ran at 95% capacity; and in fiscal year 2015 it ran at 114% capacity. Increased knowledge about services through public awareness campaigns and coordinated outreach efforts through programs such as medical advocacy and the Lethality Assessment Program result in more requests for service. Additionally, reductions in other human services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment and a lack of affordable housing often leave victims with no place else to go.

The average length of stay in a domestic violence shelter has increased 65% in 7 years. The average length of stay was 26 days in fiscal year 2008; 37 days in fiscal year 2013; and 43 days in fiscal year 2015. 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.

 

Community Services
39,023 victims served


Community services include individual counseling, safety planning, support groups, court advocacy, information & referrals, transportation, housing advocacy, basic needs, parenting support and activity groups for teens and youth.

 

Court Based Services
25,308 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. Court-based advocates were available in all criminal courts, but funding for civil advocacy was only available in four family courts.

 

Community Education Services
2,413 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 61,061 children & youth and 25,675 adults.

 

Individual Counseling  
19,667 victims served  

 

These are one-on-one counseling sessions with advocates. A total of 80,794 counseling sessions were provided over the courts of 92,913 hours.

 

Support Groups  
1,088 support group sessions  

 

Support group sessions are attended by multiple victims. Support was provided in group sessions over the course of 5,276 hours.

 


CCADV Fact Sheet

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.

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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.

CT Summary

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US Summary

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