NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
On Wednesday, an event was held to raise awareness and remember those in Connecticut who lost their lives over the last year to domestic violence.
“Domestic violence is at the heart of troubled, disheartened children,” explained New Haven Mayor Toni Harp. “It is at the heart of broken spirits and quashed ambitions of adults. It is the cause of a disproportionate amount of violence, other urban crime and homicides.”
Along with Mayor Harp, the New Haven Police Department attended the event.