Press Statements and Releases
Advocates Enhance Services to Children Who Witness Domestic Violence - June 17, 2013
Each year in the United States approximately 4,000 children witness fatal family violence. According to the CT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, which is led by Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), approximately 70 children were present during 38 fatal family violence incidents between 2000 and 2012. Read more.
Statement Regarding the Death of A. Wiley - May 20, 2013
The tragic death of Alyssiah Wiley in Trumbull marks Connecticut's 3rd homicide allegedly stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2013. Alyssiah's boyfriend has surrendered to police after learning that a warrant has been obtained for his arrest. Read more.
Statement Regarding Bristol Domestic Violence Homicide - April 3, 2013
The death of Shenia A. Walker in Bristol is Connecticut's 2nd homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2013 and sadly brings to light the serious problem of domestic violence in the state. Read more.
Domestic Violence Programs See Increase in Victims Seeking Help - March 26, 2013
Last year, on a single day, more than 900 victims of domestic violence reached out to Connecticut's domestic violence programs for safety and assistance in an attempt to end an abusive relationship. Sadly, 69 other victims requested services that day that could not be provided due to a lack of resources. Read more.
CCADV, Child Advocate Discuss Impact of Witnessing Domestic Violence on Children - March 6, 2013
Over fifteen million children are exposed to domestic violence each year in the United States. Children who witness intimate partner violence within their family face a greater risk of developing severe and potentially lifelong problems with physical health, mental health, and school and peer relationships, as well as disruptive behavior. Read more.
CCADV Applauds Governor Malloy's Gun Safety Proposals - February 21, 2013
A call by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to strengthen safety measures associated with gun ownership to include universal background checks as well as improved communication and reporting between state agencies, is recognized today as a formidable step forward by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. (CCADV). Read more.
As Federal Debate Continues, Congressman Larson, CCADV, CONNSACS Discuss Importance of Violence Against Women Act - February 19, 2013
It's been over two years since the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired jeopardizing essential funding and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In Connecticut, that means that services for over 57,000 victims of domestic violence and over 7,000 victims of sexual assault could be at risk. Read more.
CCADV, CT Division of Criminal Justice Partner to Improve Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence - January 23, 2013
Recognizing that strong collaboration must exist between prosecutors and victim advocates, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice recently initiated a strategic partnership aimed at ensuring a comprehensive response to domestic violence. Read more.
Domestic Violence Important Part of Gun Safety Debate - January 16, 2013
Of the eleven people killed last year in Connecticut as a result of intimate partner violence, nine of them were killed with a gun. Earlier today President Obama outlined his proposals for federal gun regulation policies, including criminal background checks for all gun sales, including private sales. While gun safety is and should be a broad topic, an important component of that conversation is the connection between guns and domestic violence fatalities. Read more.