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December 08, 2014

Statement Regarding Bridgeport Domestic Violence Death

While we are awaiting additional details about the circumstances surrounding the case, the death of Jacob Lopez this weekend in Bridgeport, for which his girlfriend has been charged, marks Connecticut’s 13th death stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014. Download PDF >
November 06, 2014

Statement Regarding Hartford Domestic Violence Homicide

The murder of Luz Nieves this week in Hartford, for which her ex-boyfriend has been charged, marks Connecticut’s 12th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014. “The tragic death of Ms. Nieves reminds us that despite great progress in recent years related to domestic violence laws and policies, we still have much work to do,” said Karen Jarmoc, Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV). Download PDF >
October 16, 2014

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, CCADV Discuss Women and Gun Violence

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords stopped in Connecticut today as part of her Protect All Women Tour. The focus of today’s discussion was the connection between domestic violence and gun violence. Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) Chief Executive Officer, Karen Jarmoc, helped facilitate the conversation. “CCADV is so pleased to have a national champion such as Congresswoman Giffords here in Connecticut to talk about and advance policy measures that strengthen our response to violence against women in our state and across our country,” said Jarmoc. Download PDF >
October 01, 2014

New Statewide Hotline Set to Launch for Spanish-speaking Victims of Domestic Violence

Marking the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) will launch a new statewide hotline on October 1, 2014 aimed at strengthening access to services for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence. The new toll-free hotline number – 844.831.9200 – will be answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by certified domestic violence counselors who are fluent in both Spanish and English. Download PDF >