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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (815a, 46b-38a)
NIBRS Status:Certified
Additional IBR Elements:Yes
Law Enforcement DV System:Incident-Based
Service Provider DV System:Summary
Service Provider SA System:Incident-Based

State Summary

The state does have domestic violence legislation that includes same-sex relationships. Incident-based data are collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety's Division of State Police from 75 of the 102 law enforcement agencies in the state and include 2 additional data elements: yes/no indicators for gang- and domestic-related incidents. Agencies also submit Family Violence Reports for every incident that results in arrest. State summary and incident-based data are available online.

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence collects quarterly progress reports from its eighteen member programs that receive Violence Against Women and VOCA grants, as well as state funds for direct service to victims of domestic violence. The Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services collects information from it's nine member centers. The Coalition also evaluates the member centers by surveying clients and staff. No reports are available but aggregate data are available upon request. The Connecticut Office of Policy and Management collects summary statistics from agencies receiving grants.

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Available Reports

General Crime Statistics

Domestic Violence

Sample Data Collection Forms

The Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services collects incident-based information from member rape crisis centers using these forms:

The Office of Policy Management Policy Development and Planning Division collects summary information from Violence Against Women grantees using this form:

The Connecticut Department of Public Safety collects information for the Connecticut Family Violence Program using this form:

The Connecticut Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services collects information from victims applying for compensation using this form:

Available Data

General Crime

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

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