State focuses on mental health, gun violence crises made worse by COVID

ctpost | As life returns to normal in Connecticut, the first state in the nation to fully vaccinate 50 percent of its adult population against COVID-19, the pandemic’s mental health toll wages on. Low infection rates, declining hospitalizations and deaths in the single-digits are all signs the state is “making real progress when it comes to our […]

Desperate to stop epidemic of gun violence, CT lawmakers seek answers from experts

The CT Mirror | When lawmakers gathered Friday to listen to experts from hospitals and community groups about efforts to reduce gun violence in Connecticut’s cities, there were no calls to defund the police. But there were no calls, either, to give police more money. Instead, the emphasis was on funding the organizations saving lives […]

CAGV Applauds Lamont $3M Investment In Violence Prevention

CT Patch | While strong gun laws are essential for curbing gun violence in all of its forms, additional strategies can strengthen their effectiveness. This is particularly true of the ongoing public health crisis of community gun violence in Connecticut’s cities. That is why CT Against Gun Violence has pursued a multi-dimensional strategy to reduce […]

With CT reeling from gun deaths, lawmakers push for violence-prevention funding

ctpost | With the state reeling from a jump in gun-related homicides, lawmakers Wednesday pushed for an increase in funding for violence-prevention programs. While the coronavirus pandemic has dominated headlines and government resources, the shooting deaths of a 3-year-old and 16-year-old in Hartford over the weekend were tragic reminders of another public health crisis that […]