Safe Futures seeking gift cards for families staying in hotels

Safe Futures, which helps families affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, has launched its first-ever gift card drive for those who are staying in hotels because shelters in the state are full.

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It turned into a day of illumination for Clark Lane kids … and adults

Clark Lane became the region’s home office for real-life learning last Friday during its effortlessly cool, second annual walk-a-thon that raised more than $20,000 for various local charities combining athletic, academic and social into a day of…

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New laws passed to benefit both victims of crime and offenders

During the short session that ended last week, state lawmakers managed to pass criminal justice reforms intended to benefit victims of crime and ensure more humane conditions for offenders.

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GALLERY: Power of Purple Campaign Against Domestic Violence

View the Norwich Bulletin’s photo gallery of the Let Us Honor These Good Men event.

Men honored for fight against domestic violence

NORWICH — Eighteen men from Southeastern Connecticut were honored Friday for their work in curbing domestic violence, whether through youth interaction, victim advocacy or education…

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Area men to be honored for work against domestic violence

Eighteen area men from all walks of life will be honored Friday for taking a stand against domestic violence, at the annual Power of Purple luncheon at the Norwich Holiday Inn. “Let Us Honor These Good Men” is the theme of this year’s luncheon.

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Let Us Honor These Good Men

This “Power of Purple” luncheon program will highlight the lives and work of men in our community who
choose to take a stand against domestic violence and work to fight the gender-inequality stereotypes that hurt boys, men, girls and women in our culture. The program will include presentations for all of the honorees, a film presentation, and special entertainment.

The program is presented in conjunction with the “I CHOOSE” campaign, launched by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) which focuses on engaging boys and men to make positive life choices that don’t involve violence. The campaign stems from the idea that violence is a choice, and with the right mentors and the right tools, boys can choose to rise above domestic violence.

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In tackling teen dating violence, Safe Futures asks teachers to be mentors

In its latest initiative, Safe Futures is working with a few area schools to address teen dating violence and students’ need for adults they can trust.

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Domestic violence coalition seeks ‘dominant aggressor’ law

The proposal would give police the discretion to determine who is the primary aggressor. In some cases, both parties still will be arrested and taken away in police cruisers.

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Nine nonprofits, housing authorities to receive HUD grants

Nine nonprofits and public housing authorities in eastern Connecticut will receive a total of $1,907,511 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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