Vigil honors 32 people who lost their lives to domestic violence last year

Thirty-two people died last year in Connecticut due to domestic violence, and advocates are hosting their annual vigil to honor those victims and call for change to break the cycle of violence.

News 12 Staff

Oct 12, 2022, 11:49 PM

Updated 647 days ago

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Thirty-two people died last year in Connecticut due to domestic violence, and advocates are hosting their annual vigil to honor those victims and call for change to break the cycle of violence.
Those 32 people ranged in age from a 1-month-old child to a 72-year-old. They were remembered Wednesday night in shadowboxes, representing what they left behind.
The Center for Family Justice serves the towns of Easton, Trumbull, Monroe, Fairfield, Stratford and Bridgeport.
The nonprofit says they served over 5,000 people this past year -- a 32% increase from 2020.
"Last year, we saw around 4,300 individuals. This year we ended the year at 5,578 individuals that have been affected by domestic violence," said Debra Greenwood, president and CEO of the Center for Family Justice.
At the vigil last year, 19 people were remembered from 2020.
The Center for Family Justice has a 24/7 hotline for domestic abuse and sexual assault on its website


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