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As dating violence and sex assault on college campuses become increasingly crucial issues nationwide, many Connecticut colleges and universities are taking action to prevent these crimes - but so much more can be done. That's according to the report released Thursday by Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Continue Reading >
Thea Montanez is Latina, and knows there are certain ideas and philosophies she grew up with that are unique to her culture - including a commitment to family and a strong religious faith. They are tenets of a cultural identity but, for women living with domestic violence, they can sometimes be stumbling blocks to safety. Continue Reading >
The neighborhood was still in shock contemplating the murder-suicide that had just taken place in the Bristol home of Kyla and Alexander Ryng. "I'm sick about the kids, what they saw," said one neighbor. Continue Reading >
Family members of Lori Jackson Gellatly, the 32-year-old mother from Oxford who was shot to death last month in what police say was a case of domestic violence, said Monday that a loophole in state and federal law may have contributed to her death. Continue Reading >
Connecticut’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve them. We are a membership organization of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service agencies that provide critical support to victims including safety planning, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling and support groups, among other services.