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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Our caring community in often cynical world

In a world rife with human suffering, it’s easy to get stuck in helplessness and cynicism. Making a difference seems impossible. But, as evidenced in one recent heartwarming example, this is not the case for the people of southeastern…

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From kids to the adults, New London needs reasons to trust

Imagine the task of asking about 40 adolescent boys, football players, no less, to share their deepest feelings with each other. And keeping them on point…

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Governor, others to tout program that assesses victims of domestic violence

Southeastern Connecticut led the way with the Lethality Assessment Program, taking part in a pilot program when it was introduced in the state in 2012 and becoming the first region in which it was used by all state, local and tribal police…

They talk football … but more importantly life … at New London

The conversation ping-ponged for this group of adolescent boys, who would return to being football players soon enough. But now they were just kids talking…

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40th anniversary walk raises more than 40K for Safe Futures

The Safe Futures 40th Anniversary Power of Purple 4K Walk, which took place in Waterford this past weekend, raised more than $40,000.

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Local leaders helping China develop domestic violence response

Last month, Katherine Verano, executive director of Safe Futures, and Jeffrey Nixon, chief of the Groton Long Point Police, traveled to Beijing to educate police, social workers, lawyers and professors on the Lethality Assessment Program…

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Lyman Allyn exhibit highlights Safe Futures’ work with “In Their Shoes”

When is a pair of size 14 Nikes not just a pair of sneakers? Or a set of pink patent leather sling-backs more than just fancy party shoes? Or a tiny pair of Koala sneakers more than just covering for a baby’s toes?

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