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Public News Service - CT: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

In 2014, there were 2,000 arrests in Connecticut for violations of court orders in intimate partner relationships. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The latest numbers show domestic violence is still a deadly problem in Connecticut, but there's hope that a new law may help curb the violence. A new report from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence said 231 people, mostly women, have died in intimate partner h

The number of homeless in CT has dropped 4 percent since 2007.  (Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut continues to make progress toward ending homelessness, according to the latest count. The annual survey, released Wednesday, showed a decrease of almost four-percent in overall homelessness compared to last year. That's the lowest since the statewide counts began in 200

Access to a gun in a domestic-violence situation vastly increases the likelihood of homicide. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A bill to help protect victims of domestic violence passed in Connecticut's House of Representatives on Wednesday. By a 104-42 vote, the House sent House Bill 5054 on to the Senate for consideration. That bill would require those subject to temporary restraining orders to turn ove

Domestic-violence shelter usage in Connecticut has doubled since 2008. (CMY Kane/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's domestic-violence shelters are consistently full, according to a report released Tuesday. Karen Jarmoc, CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says since 2008, the number of women and children seeking shelter from domestic violence has doubled. O

PHOTO: Stacey Violante Cote, attorney at Center for Children’s Advocacy, says interviews of homeless youth in Connecticut shows a range of dangerous behaviors. Photo courtesy of Cote.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Invisible No More is the name of a presentation in Hartford today of the first-ever study of runaway and homeless youth in Connecticut. The research team interviewed 98 young people between 14 and 24 years of age. Most were found in youth shelters. Stacey Violante Cote, a

PHOTO: Heang Tan is project director and editor for the website Health Justice CT, sponsor of a Wed. night forum in New Haven about improving the health of Connecticut's lower-income populations. Photo courtesy Health Justice CT.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - People at a forum in New Haven tonight will explore both access to health care and the underlying issues that still get in the way of some low-income Connecticut residents achieving better health. Societal problems - from gun violence to poor neighborhood air quality and lack of

ILLUSTRATION: Human trafficking, said to be the third most profitable criminal industry globally at an estimated $32 billion per year, is a problem in Connecticut, say experts and officials meeting on Sat. to share information and solutions. Courtesy LWVCT.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Many people wouldn't think of Connecticut as a place plagued by human trafficking for sexual exploitation or slave-like labor. But the major north-south artery I-95 runs through the state, leaving it far from isolated. According to Tammy Sneed of the state's Department of Childr

HARTFORD, Conn. - We are halfway through Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and new data shows that such violence is a major factor driving up the homeless population in Connecticut. According to Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DV agencies d

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