New state anti-domestic violence laws go into effect

New anti-domestic violence laws take effect today and many believe Connecticut will be a safer place because of it.One of the changes will be funding

NORWALK - New anti-domestic violence laws take effect today and many believe Connecticut will be a safer place because of it.

One of the changes will be funding to keep domestic violence shelters open around the clock, seven days a week.

Lawmakers tell News 12 Connecticut that it may take several months for the new shelter hours to take effect.

According to lawmakers, there is also funding for an aggressive anti-domestic violence education campaign in public schools.

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