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New Victim-Centered Laws Go Into Effect

Big Wins in the 2014 Legislative Session for Sexual Assault Victims.

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Male Lawmakers Participate in Bystander Intervention Training

During the 2014 legislative session, more than half of the Connecticut General Assembly’s male lawmakers signed on to CT’s first statewide sexual violence prevention campaign, Where Do You Stand?

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CONNSACS’ College Consortium to End Sexual Violence

CONNSACS’ College Consortium to End Sexual Violence’ has announced the meeting dates for the 2014–2015 school year.

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CONNSACS Advocates Learn more about New CT Laws

CONNSACS advocates are spending the morning learning more about Connecticut’s new Civil Protective Orders from the Office of Victim Services.

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CONNSACS Testifies in Support of HB 6498

CONNSACS staff, advocates and interns went to CT’s Legislative Office Building yesterday to testify in support of HB 6498, An Act Concerning the Timely Transfer and Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits.

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Talking consent with your kids can be simple.

Check out this video for tips!

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Hundreds Join CONNSACS for Annual Meeting & Breakfast

On Thursday, April 17, over 100 sexual assault victim advocates and community service providers joined CONNSACS for our Annual Meeting & Breakfast at the Pond House in West Hartford.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Check out events that are happening statewide.

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CONNSACS SPONSORS THE MANDELL JCC NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE AND CAMPUS SCREENING OF BRAVE MISS WORLD

Join CONNSACS staff for “Reel Talk” following the 18th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival New England premier of Brave Miss World.

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Apply now for the Gail Burns-Smith “Dare to Dream” Scholarship/Stipend

The Gail Burns-Smith “Dare to Dream” Fund was established in 2004 upon the retirement of former CONNSACS Executive Director Gail Burns-Smith to honor her 22 years of service dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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CONNSACS ENGAGES MEDIA IN NEW CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN LATIN@* COMMUNITIES

CONNSACS hosted a Media event with Connecticut’s leading Latin@ reporters to share and discuss new materials, messages, and outreach to Latin@ communities in Connecticut.

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Where Do You Stand?

On February 18, 2014 CONNSACS will be offering two workshops for men to learn how they can be a part of the solution to prevent sexual violence at 10AM and 5:30PM.

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CONNSACS Invited to join U.S. Senator Blumenthal at Roundtables on Campus Sexual Assault

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has asked CONNSACS to assist in organizing a series of roundtable discussions with students, survivors, sexual assault victim advocates, campus staff and administrators to learn more about campus sexual violence in our state.

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CONNSACS Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy

On Thursday, May 9th, over 125 supporters gathered to celebrate CONNSACS’ 30th anniversary with a gala at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford.

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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

It’s time to talk about child sexual abuse.

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Where Do You Stand?

Check out our new campaign to engage Connecticut men in sexual violence prevention!

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Connecticut Rose!

We rose in Hartford! Thank you to everyone who rose up, spoke out, and danced as part of One Billion Rising. The energy was palpable, the dancing was incredible, and the speakers were powerful. This was truly a historic event.

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CONNSACS Releases the 2012 Campus Report Card

On January 17, 2013, CONNSACS joined college administrators, victim advocates, legislators, and educators at Trinity College for the release of the 2012 Campus Report Card.

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Updates

The 113th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2013, and CONNSACS is joining other anti-violence organizations throughout the country to ask our newly elected officials to act immediately on VAWA reauthorization.

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Support is Available Following Newtown Tragedy

Please practice self-care during this difficult time.

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STATE SUPREME COURT RELEASES DANGEROUS DECISION IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

New ruling puts victims with disabilities at risk.

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New Laws Going into Effect on Oct 1

The 2012 legislative session ended in May, but many of the laws passed during the session are just beginning to go into effect.

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CONNSACS Responds to Congressman Akin

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin recently taped a television interview in which he said that rape rarely results in pregnancy because, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

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Successful Legislative Session Ends with the Passage of Bills to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Violence

The 2012 Connecticut legislative session ended on May 9, and CONNSACS is pleased to announce the passage of several pieces of legislation that will benefit survivors of sexual violence.

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The CONNSACS Annual Meeting & Breakfast

On April 27th, 2012, CONNSACS held its annual meeting at the Inn at Middletown. In attendance were Governor Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy, CONNSACS staff, member program representatives, and community allies. The meeting was an opportunity to elect the CONNSACS board, celebrate the work of sexual assault crisis services programs, and present awards to two […]

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Governor Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy: It’s Time to Talk about Sexual Assault

In a new public service announcement, Governor Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy discuss the urgent need for Connecticut residents to talk about sexual violence and to reach out for help if they have been assaulted.

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