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Lethality Assessment Program And Home Visits

Josie* knew it probably wasn't okay that her boyfriend pushed her around and sometimes called her names, but it didn't seem that bad because he ... Read more

Domestic Violence Docket Courts

Norwalk Docket Court meeting with (left to right) Assistant State's Attorney Justina Moore, Family Relations Counselor Denise Callahan, DVCC Attorney Advocate Allison Roach and Family ... Read more

DVCC Attorney Hones Tro Skills

In keeping with the ongoing commitment by DVCC staff members to stay abreast of new information and best practices, DVCC attorney Andrea Mancuso recently spent ... Read more

Attorneys, Doctor Of Psychology Enhance Scope Of Services For DVCC Clients

Andrea Mancuso, who has a JD from Georgetown University and is a member of the bar in Connecticut, New York and Maine, was recently named ... Read more

Assistant State's Attorney Visits Norwalk SafeHouse

DVCC continually seeks ways to help our partners in the community who work with victims of domestic abuse better understand the services DVCC provides and ... Read more

DVCC Civil Legal Clinics

“Your services are an island of hope and direction to improve a sad and confusing situation.” This is one among hundreds of positive comments by DVCC ... Read more

DVCC Attorneys Take On Dual Arrests & Offender Accountability

Persistence appears to be paying off as DVCC legal advocates forge ahead with their campaign to influence the way the legal system responds to victims ... Read more

New Director of Court and Legal Advocacy

One of Carrie Bernier's earliest memories as a volunteer with the Women's Crisis Center in Norwalk was a Valentine's Day party at the shelter, ... Read more

DVCC Attorney Aids Victims in Civil Court

Obtaining a restraining order against an abuser can be, at best, confusing. At the other end of the spectrum, it can be outright terrifying, especially ... Read more

Civic Legal Clinic

On April 21, the DVCC held its second free civil legal clinic for clients. "Clients keep expressing a significant need for civil legal assistance ... Read more

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