As the recognized voice of domestic violence in Connecticut, CCADV serves three main functions: to advocate on behalf of victims and survivors in the policy arena, to support domestic violence service providers, and to develop and implement prevention programs aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence. The goal of every project at CCADV is to strengthen the response to domestic violence in Connecticut.
CCADV Key Projects
The Connecticut Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team works to examine domestic violence deaths in Connecticut and makes recommendations to improve the response to domestic violence. Read the press release about the 2012 report.
2012 Fatality Review report
2011 Fatality Review report
Primary Prevention Initiative
Through a grant from the CDC Foundation, CCADV has built the capacity of its membership to move from education to action. CCADV understands that without measured and purposeful efforts to address the root causes of domestic and dating violence, we will never be able to stop it. Learn more.
Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)
The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) began in Connecticut on September 15, 2012. LAP is an innovative partnership with law enforcement to implement nationally recognized risk assessment strategies to better serve domestic violence victims in the greatest danger. Connecticut is one of only ten states nationwide selected to participate in the program. Learn more.
CCADV Training Institute
CCADV has opened a training institute to make sure that member agency advocates across the state remain leaders in our work. CCADV also provides training and education to those individuals and other organizations that help victims. Learn more.
To raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence, our Communications Project uses a variety of social networking tools and works to improve the media response to domestic violence. Learn more.
Technical Assistance Project
Our technical assistance activities are designed to assist our member agencies and other supporters. CCADV staff are available to work through challenging situations with a victim or provide a new resource for our members. They also share promising practices, trends and emerging issues occurring throughout the state and nation.