Domestic Violence

Marco Ugarte / AP

Governor Cuomo’s getting a head start on his State of the State proposals, and says he’ll propose a bill to close a loophole that allows some convicted of domestic violence to possess guns.

Courtesy of the Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence / Facebook

In Connecticut, all police are being trained to spot the warning signs of intimate partner violence. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence says it’s the nation’s first statewide screening program to prevent lethal domestic abuse.

Johnathon Henninger for WSHU

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill into law he says will protect victims of domestic violence.

The law prohibits a person from possessing firearms shortly after a judge has issued a temporary restraining order, pending a court hearing.

Davis Dunavin / WSHU

The Center for Family Justice officially opened on Monday in Bridgeport, Conn. It’s the first Family Justice Center model in the state, a specialized facility where victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse can go for a range of services, including free counseling from attorneys and police, all in one location.

Latina rights group celebrates 20th anniversary

Dec 9, 2013

The Latina Women’s Rights Organization, Sepa Mujer, celebrated their 20th anniversary on Sunday.  The group celebrated by holding a Latinas in Action forum in Central Islip