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Despite an 8% decrease in staffing due to funding cuts and budget uncertainty, domestic violence service provision statewide increased by 30% in fiscal year 2017 (7.1.16 – 6.30.17). Newly released data from Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) shows that one-to-one counseling and support group services rose by 30% and 31% respectively. Demand for other services also increased including court-based advocacy (13% increase), community prevention and education (11% increase), and hotline responses (9% increase).
“Meeting the growing and complex needs of victims in this uncertain fiscal climate continues to be a challenge,” said Karen Jarmoc, chief executive officer, CCADV. “As a system, we continue to adjust to budget rescissions and cuts with a mindful eye on the future of our funding to support victims and their families. There is great concern about the prospect of additional cuts at both a state and federal level. We have adapted by reducing the number of advocates available to assist victims with safety and heightened the expectations for those advocates still in place.” Download PDF >
Today Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT), and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that Connecticut is one of four states to be awarded a grant from Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) to promote policy and systems changes that support an integrated and improved response to domestic violence and human trafficking in community health centers. Download PDF >
Today Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and CT Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) released a new report – Connecticut’s Lethality Assessment Program 2017 Report. The report highlights that Connecticut is the first state in the country to achieve statewide utilization by law enforcement of an intimate partner violence risk assessment tool. The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) provides a two-pronged approach that allows law enforcement to identify victims of intimate partner violence at risk for increased or fatal violence and get them immediately connected to help. Download PDF >
Today Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) released a report detailing its latest efforts to expand the number and type of healthcare providers being trained on and screening patients for intimate partner violence (IPV). CCADV also released a series of online training videos that will assist health professionals to build their understanding and capacity to support patients experiencing IPV. Download PDF >
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.