Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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House conservatives lose battle to block domestic violence law

Rep. Robyn Porter, a victim of domestic violence, is hugged by a colleague, Brian Becker, after passage of a domestic violence bill she championed.

By a surprisingly strong vote, the House of Representatives overcame tenacious opposition from conservatives Wednesday night to pass and send to the Senate a bill requiring gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. The fight had drawn the notice of the White House. Continue Reading →

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GOP legislators challenge Malloy’s domestic violence bill

Karen Buffkin and Michael P. Lawlor facing the Judiciary Committee.

Republican legislators grilled Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top legal advisers for hours Monday during a public hearing on an administration proposal that sets the safety of domestic violence victims against the rights of gun owners. Continue Reading →

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Court warned of ‘life and death’ stakes in domestic cases

Connecticut Supreme Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court heard a public interest appeal Tuesday intended to clarify whether applications for restraining orders in family-violence cases ever can be denied without a hearing. “This isn’t a technicality,” Linda Allard of Greater Hartford Legal Aid told the court. “This is about life and death.” Continue Reading →

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Children of domestic violence: ‘Daddy shooted mommy’

Family violence

Following child-witnessed homicides in Bristol and Oxford in less than two months, representatives of domestic abuse service agencies from across Connecticut are talking about ways to improve services for children in violent households. Continue Reading →

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