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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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
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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.