Helping domestic violence’s youngest victims from CTPost, 12/22/92015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

img-icon-news“There was a lot of focus on the victims, but the child piece fell by the wayside.”

Hoping to address the real, but often overlooked, problem of children exposed to domestic violence, Jarmoc and others formed the Task Force to Study the Statewide Response to Minors Exposed to Domestic Violence. The task force — which had 23 members from the fields of health care, law enforcement, child protective services and others — began meeting in July of this year.

The group recently completed a draft report and recommendations on improving policies regarding children exposed to domestic violence, and is seeking public comment. The public comment period is open until Jan. 4. On Jan. 15, the finalized report and recommendations will be submitted to the state General Assembly.

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