2012 Press Statements & Releases
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) will join the National Network to End Domestic Violence on Wednesday, November 14th in a nationwide day of action urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act expired 679 day ago. Read more.
National and local experts were on hand for the first day of a two day conference co-sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and the CT Department of Social Services (DSS).Emerging Best Practices to Strengthen Connecticut's Response: A "Domestic Violence Across Communities" Event provides an opportunity for stakeholders to gain tools and practical applications for improving the state's response to domestic violence. Read more.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) today welcomed Rossana Camacho and Vania Regina Silveira Queiroz, a Brazilian police officer and lawyer respectively, as part of the Brazil Women's Empowerment Project through the Institute for Training and Development in Massachusetts. Read more.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and 8 member agencies are proud to announce the recent kickoff of the new Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). LAP is an innovative partnership with law enforcement from across the state to implement nationally recognized risk assessment strategies to better serve domestic violence victims in the greatest danger. Connecticut is one of only ten states nationwide selected to participate in this program. Read more.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) recognized its second class of male leaders who make a difference in the cause of domestic violence. Honorees include a cross section of men from around the state who in their own way have helped to champion the cause for victims of domestic violence. Read more.
A vast majority of Connecticut domestic violence victims reaching out for help through the National Domestic Violence Hotline are reporting emotional, verbal and physical violence. Additionally, nearly a quarter of callers are are asking for asstance to obtain an order of protection or advocacy in court. Read more.
The Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, in its most recent report released on July 31, 2012, has found that in the vast majority of fatalities reviewed, family members, friends and/or professionals were not fully aware of the escalating circumstances between the perpetrator and the victim. In addition, these individuals did not recognize the significance of the situation or the warning signs. This troubling news comes as a result of a comprehensive and extensive assessment of circumstances related to domestic violence deaths in Connecticut and provides concrete action steps for improvement. Read more.
In a ceremonial signing joined by Legislators, members of the Task Force on the Law Enforcement Resonse to Domestic Violence and domestic violence advocates, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Public Act 12-114- new legislation aimed at family violence victims with greater support from courts and law enforcement. Read more.
A move by Connecticut lawmakers today to include funding for the continuation of the state's global positioning system (GPS) monitoring program in its budget implementation bill will significantly increase the safety of those victims at highest risk, according to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Read more.
Every outreach organization has a human face, a person whose passion for the serious task of helping others and even saving lives propels the entire group to accomplish great things. For the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, that person is Karen Jarmoc. Read more.
CCADV Executive Director Karen Jarmoc is in Washington, DC meeting with members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation as a part of the National Network to End Domestic Violence annual Advocacy Day initiative. Read more.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is partnering with law enforcement from across the state to implement nationally recognized risk assessment strategies to better serve victims in the highest danger. Connecticut domestic violence advocates and police departments have been selected as one of ten sites across the country to receive training and technical assistance to address homicide prevention and reduce violence against women. According to the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee - a project of CCADV- Connecticut has averaged 16 homicides annually over the past ten years. Read more.
Newly created domestic violence law would allow a restraining order to be in place to protect a victim for up to one year and creates model policy for all law enforcement in the state. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), the state's leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those who serve them, today called legislative changes a true step forward in the advancement of strong policy aimed at protecting state residents. Read more.
On September 15, 2011, 768 victims of domestic violence reached out for help in Connecticut. That total included 262 adults – mostly women – who found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs. In addition to a safe place to lay their heads at night, shelter residents were provided with a variety of comprehensive services which aim to strengthen their opportunity to live free from abuse. In addition, 496 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services including individual counseling, legal advocacy, and support groups. That’s a typical day in Connecticut. Read more.
Lead child advocates, health professionals, policy makers and law enforcement deliberated over solutions to assist children impacted by domestic violence in Connecticut at a forum held this week at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The event entitled, "Domestic Violence Through the Eyes of a Child," hosted national expert Betsy McAlister Groves, Founder and Executive Director of the Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center. The event was co-hosted by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), Connecticut's Commission on Children and the Office of the Child Advocate. Read more.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) has selected Karen M. Jarmoc to serve as its leader as it moves forward with its meaningful work to strengthen Connecticut's response to victims of domestic violence. Board President, Sandy Aldieri today announced that Jarmoc, who has held the post of Interim Executive Director with CCADV since April 2011, has been appointed its Executive Director effective February 15th. "Karen Jarmoc has been a tremendous and strong voice for our statewide coalition and for victims of family violence in Connecticut," said Aldieri. Read more.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is pleased to announce that Attorney Kevin R. Hennessy has been selected to serve on its Board of Directors. “We are excited to have Kevin join our Board,” said Karen Jarmoc, Interim Executive Director of CCADV. “He will bring a unique perspective and expertise that we believe will help shape the success of our organization.” Read more.
On Thursday, with domestic violence advocates, law enforcement leaders and elected officials by their side, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) unveiled its legislative priorities for the 2012 session. "The Coalition is in support of some key measures aimed at keeping victims safe and safer," said Karen Jarmoc, Interim Director of CCADV. "As the recognized leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those who serve them, we are pleased to focus our policy work on initiatives which will strengthen Connecticut’s response to victims in our state.” Read more.