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Today Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) recognized a strong group of male and female leaders from across the state at its 6th Annual First 100 Plus Breakfast & Awards Ceremony. These men and women were recognized for their work at local and state levels to improve outcomes for domestic violence victims and their children. Click here for a complete list of honorees sorted by town.
“These women and men are leading efforts across Connecticut to raise awareness of and prevent domestic violence,” said Karen Jarmoc, CCADV chief executive officer.
“Known for ‘going above and beyond’ in their work with victims, they have each demonstrated a commitment to strengthening policy and practice that ensures the complex needs of victims and their children are met.”
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Beginning October 1st, individuals who have been notified that they are subject to a court-ordered temporary restraining order will no longer be able to possess firearms or ammunition during the days leading up to their hearing.
"This new law represents a significant step in Connecticut’s efforts to protect victims of domestic violence at the most dangerous time," said Karen Jarmoc, CCADV chief executive officer. "Women in abusive relationships are five times more likely to be killed if their abuser has access to a gun. Temporarily limiting access to firearms when a victim seeks a restraining order and takes that first step to leave is the right thing to do to protect her or his safety."
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Each victim did the best that she or he could to cope with the abuse they suffered – some fled the home, some applied for a restraining order or a divorce, and some sought help from friends and family - but in the end, they still senselessly lost their lives at the hands of their partners.
Since 2000, 222 victims have been killed in Connecticut as a result of intimate partner violence, including 190 women (86%) and 32 men (14%). Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) today released Upon Further Examination, the 2015 - 2016 findings and recommendations of the CT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee (“Committee”), which reviews intimate partner fatalities and near-fatalities to analyze the strengths and challenges of Connecticut’s response to intimate partner violence.
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Seeking to improve services to Asian survivors of family violence, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) today released its new report, Asian Community Work Groups: Exploring Experiences of Family Violence Among Asian Women in Connecticut. The report’s findings and recommendations will assist CCADV and its 18 member organizations in further developing culture specific programming and interventions for Asian survivors and their families.
“Connecticut’s Asian population is one of the fastest growing in our state,” said Karen Jarmoc, CCADV Chief Executive Officer. “Meeting the specific needs of this population in a way that is both relevant and effective is an essential aspect of our work. What we learned will provide us with a meaningful avenue to address service barriers and increase available interventions for Asian survivors.” 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.