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CCADV Projects & Initiatives

Safe Connect 

Safe Connect is Connecticut's domestic violence resource hub, connecting victims and survivors to certified domestic violence counselors 24/7 via phone, text, chat and email.

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Coaching Boys Into Men 

Our newest prevention program, which is aimed at guiding and inspiring athletic coaches to teach young male athletes about the importance of respect for themselves, others, and particularly women and girls.

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A mobile app designed to provide the 411 on healthy dating and teen dating violence.

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CCADV believes in every family and individual child’s resiliency. While the effects of exposure to violence vary and are many, our member programs and their staff work delicately and carefully with the victims that are often forgotten, the children.

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Diversity & Accessibility  

Honoring diversity, CCADV is committed to improving access to services and resources for all victims of domestic violence regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, language, education, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic or  immigration status.

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Fatality Review 

Led by CCADV, the Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee was established in 2001 and works to prevent future deaths by conducting multi-disciplinary, systemic examinations of intimate partner fatalities that occur in our state.

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Health Professional Outreach 

In an effort to develop a statewide response to the health risks for both children and adults, CCADV is implementing a Health Professional Outreach project. This medical advocacy program will educate healthcare providers about the risks associated with intimate partner violence, recommend screening tools to identify individuals at risk, and support the process for referring to intimate partner violence providers for follow up care.

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Housing Advocacy 

CCADV and our 18 member organizations provide a substantial amount of housing-related advocacy with or on behalf of survivors. Learn about our advocacy efforts, including Connecticut's Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Rapid Re-Housing Project.

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Law Enforcement Initiative 

The partnership between law enforcement, CCADV and our 18 member agencies has been strong and we continue to work together to bring the best practices for the police response to domestic violence to Connecticut.

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Legal Advocacy 

CCADV funds positions in each of the domestic violence agencies located throughout the state to support victims of domestic violence with navigating through these systems.

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Public Policy 

CCADV works at both a state and national level to create and implement policy changes that will strengthen Connecticut’s response to domestic violence.

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Statewide Primary Prevention 

W we have developed Connecticut’s first statewide plan designed to address the factors that increase risk for the perpetration of IPV and to promote factors that create healthy, sustainable families and communities.

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Technical Assistance 

CCADV provides ongoing technical assistance for member programs to enhance overall victim services by developing strategic training, educational opportunities and problem-solving strategies.

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Workplace Policies 

Understanding the significant impact that domestic violence can have on the workplace and the important role that employers can play in helping their employees to be safe, CCADV has compiled a toolkit of best policies and practices for employers. 

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I Choose Campaign 

CCADV's prevention campaign focused on engaging boys, and men, to make positive life choices that don’t involve violence. 

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If you need help or just someone to talk to, please visit CTSafeConnect.org or call or text (888) 774-2900. Advocates available 24/7.

Si necesitas información o si solo quieres conversar con alguien, por favor visite CTSafeConnect.org o llamada or texto (888) 774-2900. Los consejeros estará disponible las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana.