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June 01, 2021

CCADV Announces Meghan Scanlon as next President & CEO

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and its board of directors are pleased to announce the selection of Meghan Scanlon as the organization’s next President & CEO. Scanlon brings with her a wealth of both government and nonprofit experience, coupled with a passion for ensuring that survivors of domestic violence have access to high quality services and supports that allow them to thrive. Scanlon succeeds Karen Jarmoc, who left CCADV after ten years serving as President & CEO. “We are thrilled to have found in Meghan an incredible leader who embodies the values at the core of CCADV’s work,” said David Bogan, Chair, CCADV Board of Directors. “The last decade has seen tremendous growth as CCADV has steadily bolstered its capacity to ensure the availability of the services so critical to those in need. After interviewing several candidates with a variety of backgrounds, the search committee and board of directors unanimously endorsed Meghan’s selection. Her experience and ‘get-it-done’ attitude are just the right combination to lead CCADV into the future.” Download PDF >
May 24, 2021

CCADV Statement Regarding Recent Domestic Violence Homicides

Glastonbury, CT – The discovery of Jessica Edwards’ body and arrest of her husband mark the third intimate partner homicide in Connecticut this month and fourth this year. This tragedy has occurred as we mark the second anniversary of the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and its 18 member organizations urge anyone who is concerned about their own safety or that of a loved one to reach out to Safe Connect to talk. “We want victims to know that they’re not alone,” said Steven Eppler-Epstein, Interim CEO, CCADV. “Domestic violence is isolating, with abusers often using subtle control tactics that can escalate and become more physically violent with time. Certified domestic violence advocates available through Safe Connect and CCADV’s 18 member organizations across the state can help individuals explore different options for staying safe and increasing their independence.” Download PDF >
May 18, 2021

CCADV Applauds CT Senate Passage of Comprehensive Domestic Violence Protection Bill

Today, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) applauded the Connecticut Senate for passage of a bill (Senate Bill 1091) that includes key protections for survivors of domestic violence and called on the Connecticut House of Representatives to follow with swift passage. The bill passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support in a vote of 35-1. “This comprehensive measure makes Connecticut the third state in the country to address coercive control in our family violence restraining order law,” said Steven Eppler-Epstein, Interim CEO. “This bill addresses the real experiences of survivors with all forms of domestic violence, not just physical abuse. It ensures court-ordered relief for the many non-physical tactics abusers use to gain and maintain control over their victims.” Download PDF >
February 01, 2021

CCADV Receives $25,000 COVID-19 Supply Donation from AT&T

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) has received a significant donation of safety and personal health supplies from AT&T to assist the organization as it continues to carry out its mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the delivery containing $25,000-worth of supplies arrived at the CCADV headquarters in Glastonbury. The delivery included 6,000 reusable face coverings and three pallets of hand sanitizer, containing approximately 4,000 bottles in various sizes. Download PDF >

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