Blocks From Gunfire, Rally Aims At Violence

New Haven Independent | Activists from throughout the state gathered in Dixwell Wednesday evening for a rally calling for an end to gun violence. The rally, organized by the group Connecticut Against Gun Violence, coincided with a push for a new statewide initiative — and with the latest nonfatal shooting of a teen in the neighborhood. […]

Rally held in New Haven to honor lives lost to shootings

Eye Witness News 3 | National Gun Violence Awareness Day is this Friday and on Wednesday, the organization “Connecticut Against Gun Violence” held a rally in New Haven to honor lives lost to shootings. Loved ones say they want to do more to end gun violence than just talking about it. They say they want […]

The time is now to create the CT Office of Community Gun Violence Prevention

The CT Mirror | On a recent Saturday in Hartford, 3-year-old Randell Jones was shot and killed while sitting in a car with his siblings. Later that afternoon, just a mile away, 16-year-old Ja’Mari Preston was shot dead. These are not isolated events. Over the 10-year period ending in 2017, more than 400 young people […]

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 […]