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The death of Johana Gallego, a young mother from New Britain, marks Connecticut’s 5th homicide stemming from intimate partner violence since January 1, 2014. The New Britain Police Department is reporting that Johana’s husband, Luis Velez, strangled her to death. Download PDF >
Financial security is the number one predictor for whether or not a victim of domestic violence will be able to get free and stay free from an abuser. However, since most victims are women, a number of financial barriers often stand in the way. Recognizing this, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director (CCADV), Karen Jarmoc, will meet today with Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro in Washington, D.C. to discuss federal policies that can help address the economic security of domestic violence victims. Download PDF >
The murder of a woman by her boyfriend, Alejandro Velez, in Bridgeport on Saturday, March 22, 2014 marks Connecticut’s third homicide stemming from intimate partner violence this year. The homicide has been reported by multiple news outlets. Download PDF >
Last year, in one day, 98 victims of domestic violence reached out to Connecticut's domestic violence organizations for safety either through their emergency shelters or transitional housing units, but were turned away due to a lack of space. Where did these victims go instead? Programs report that 36% of victims returned to their abuser and 7% became homeless. Download PDF >
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