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Domestic Violence Resources

 

 

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Information, statistics and links to further resources about domestic violence, including:

– What it is and who it affects
– Prevalence of domestic violence in Connecticut and nationwide
– Signs of an abusive relationship
– What to do and where to turn if you are a victim
– What you can do to help others

 

Northeastern Connecticut Resources & Information

For domestic violence information, resources and support specific to the Northeastern Connecticut area, call one of our hotlines:
860-456-9476 / 860-774-8648

 

Connecticut Statewide Resources & Information

CT Domestic Violence Laws
A summary of, and links to, CT laws pertaining to domestic violence, courtesy of the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

CT Statewide Statistics, Fact Sheets and Information
Courtesy of the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

CT Coaltion Against Domestic Violence ctcadv.org
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is the state’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve them. The Coalition is a membership organization comprised of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service agencies, including the United Services Domestic Violence Program.

CT Office of Victim Services jud.ct.gov/crimevictim 
The state’s lead agency to provide services to victims of violent crimes, including court-based advocates, victim notification and victim compensation.

CT Office of the Victim Advocate | ct.gov/ova/site/default.asp
An independent state agency charged with the promotion and protection of the constitutional and statutory rights of crime victims in Connecticut.

CT Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) | vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=7000  
A free, confidential service that provides crime victims and their family members, victim advocates, and members of the community free and confidential notification of court related events.

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National & Online Resources

NOMORE.org 
NO MORE is a new movement designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault.  Backed by celebrity star-power and supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues, NO MORE is gaining support with Americans nationwide, sparking new conversations about these problems and moving this cause higher on the public agenda.
The United Services Domestic Violence Program is an official “Ally Organization” of NO MORE.

National Network to End Domestic Violencewww.nnedv.org 

National Resource Center on Domestic Violencewww.nrcdv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotlinethehotline.org

National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violencencdsv.org

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Womenvawnet.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violencencadv.org

Futures Without Violencefutureswithoutviolence.org

 

For Teens & Young Adults

Love is Respectloveisrespect.org

Join One Love | joinonelove.org

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Thank You to These Generous Supporters of the Domestic Violence Program:

Connecticut Department of Social Services

The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut – Women & Girls Fund

Soroptimist International of Willimantic

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Domestic Violence Is...
A pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner. It can take the form of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse, and includes any behaviors that seek to intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt or injure someone.
Domestic Violence Affects...
All of us. Batterers and victims come from all walks of life – all classes, races, religions and education levels. There is no typical abuser and your mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, friend, coworker or neighbor could be the next victim.
Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Signs to watch out for include:

  • constant and destructive criticism
  • frequent and extreme jealousy
  • stalking and harassment
  • being controlling about finances and / or communication with others
  • forced sexual intimacy
  • physical violence or threats of physical violen
In Just One Year...

The United Services Domestic Violence Program has provided:

  • 183 women & children with emergency shelter
  • 1,939 adults and children with domestic violence services, including counseling, advocacy, hotline assistance, safety planning, support groups, shelter and basic needs
  • 992 hotline callers with assistance
  • 787 adults with Family Violence Victim Advocacy services
On Any Given Day...

In Connecticut:

  • 644 adults and children receive domestic violence services
  • 275 victims take refuge in a domestic violence shelter or transitional housing
  • 218 calls are made to domestic violence hotlines
  • 69 requests for services go unmet due to a lack of resources – many of these are requests for emergency shelter and transitional housing
Data taken from the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 2012 “Domestic Violence Counts” report, a 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services across the country.

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