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There's a new statewide hotline for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence. Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence already has a phone line that victims can call. It's in English, although there are interpreters available for over 200 languages. Continue Reading >
The biggest police agency in the state will join the local departments that screen domestic violence victims to assess any possible danger they face. The Connecticut State Police this month will begin using the Lethality Assessment Program, called LAP for short, said Dora B. Schriro, commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Continue Reading >
Advocates for victims of domestic violence will introduce on Wednesday a new helpline dedicated to those who speak Spanish. The toll-free hotline — 844-831-9200 — will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by certified, family violence counselors who are fluent in both Spanish and English, according to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Continue Reading >
Even the most common domestic violence incidents, such as loud arguing by adults in the home, can leave kids with scars that stick with them into their adults lives. When the cops come, it's really traumatic. At a conference today in East Hartford, experts on child trauma will work with more than 100 police officers, domestic violence advocates and child welfare investigators to find ways to ease the trauma experienced by children during domestic violence incidents. 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.