March 5, 2022 – Since Connecticut first responders started using LAP, the number of domestic violence victims who connect with advocates has jumped from about 4% to 86%. At Safe Futures, advocates are now available any time of day to take calls from first responders when someone screens as high risk. “We have our own designated LAP line available 24/7, when that phone rings we know it’s a high danger, high-risk call and we are there for them 1000%, 24 hours a day,” Verano said. “When we’re training advocates I always tell them, answer that call like it’s a 911 call.”
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