Connecticut’s 2014 domestic violence campaign

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Hillary Haldane

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year, the City of New Haven, in partnership with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is kicking off an awareness campaign today to bring increased media and public attention to the problem of domestic violence across Connecticut.

"Over 56,000 individuals sought assistance from domestic violence agencies in Connecticut last year," said Hillary Haldane, associate professor of anthropology. "These awareness campaigns are essential for letting victims and the wider public know what services are available to help them, as well as draw attention to the tremendous economic and social cost of domestic violence on society as a whole. This year's campaign will benefit from the attention domestic violence has received in the media due to the Ray Rice case and the NFL's fumbling of their response to violence against women."

If you're interested in interviewing Haldane, please contact John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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