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September 18, 2014

Hartford Attorney Selected to Head Domestic Violence Board

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is pleased to announce that Hartford-based attorney, David W. Bogan, of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors. “We are excited to have Attorney Bogan lead the Board of Directors,” said Karen Jarmoc, CCADV Chief Executive Officer. “He is a staunch advocate who has shown tremendous commitment to helping victims of domestic violence. The guidance and leadership he has provided to CCADV, first as a director and then as vice chair of the board, has already benefited countless victims throughout Connecticut.” Download PDF >
September 18, 2014

Advocates, Law Enforcement to Address Children Impacted By Family Violence

So far this year, at least 6 children have been present at the scene of intimate partner homicides in Connecticut. Nationally it is estimated that over 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year. On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Injury Prevention Center at CT Children’s Medical Center/Hartford Hospital will host over 100 police officers, domestic violence advocates and Department of Children & Families investigators for a strategic one-day conference on reducing trauma for children during family violence investigations. Download PDF >
September 10, 2014

Domestic Violence Adocates Applaud Call for Tougher Gun Laws

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) applauds Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s call today for the immediate removal of firearms at the time a judge issues a temporary restraining order. CCADV first proposed such a measure in May following the murder of Lori Jackson Gellatly in Oxford. “The period immediately following a victim’s application for a restraining order is often the most dangerous time,” said Karen Jarmoc, Chief Executive Officer of CCADV. “This unique circumstance calls for enhanced measures to immediately remove guns from individuals who allegedly exhibit violent behavior toward their partner.” Download PDF >
July 29, 2014

Advocates Recommend Changes to Strengthen Services for Domestic Violence Victims

Since 2000, 188 victims have been killed in Connecticut as a result of intimate partner violence, including eleven (11) individuals (7 women, 4 men) who were killed in 2012. Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) today released the 2014 findings and recommendations of the CT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee (“Committee”), which annually reviews intimate partner fatalities and near-fatalities to analyze the strengths and challenges of Connecticut’s response to domestic violence. Download PDF >