Shelton's Police Chief Joel Hurliman was recognized by Senator Richard Blumenthal for being one of the incoming class of 100 men who made a commitment to end domestic violence.
The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) honored its second class of "First 100 Plus" men on September 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell. Honorees are male leaders from across the state who have worked to raise awareness of the availability and access to domestic violence services in Connecticut. The event is also an opportunity to raise funds to support programs and public awareness initiatives for victims.
CCADV and its member agencies assist more than 54,000 victims of domestic violence each year. The domestic violence hotline receives on average 217 calls each day from potential victims. More than 1/3 of all criminal court cases in Connecticut are domestic violence related. Additionally, domestic violence is the number one cause for women being admitted to the emergency room in the state of Connecticut.