Saturday, March 4, 2006
Specialized domestic violence docket courts are expanding throughout the state of Connecticut. Currently, there are domestic violence docket courts in Bridgeport, Stamford, New Haven, Waterbury and Hartford. Last week, plans were announced to add courts to Norwalk, New Britain, and New London in April. Under the Connecticut plan, a specific judge is appointed to hear only domestic violence cases. A special prosecutor and victim’s advocate specialized in domestic violence cases is also be assigned as part of a team in the new docket court. It is believe that the new docket court will greatly improve the safety of domestic violence victims. Source: Patricia Gay, Weston Forum, acorn-online.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 4, 2006, reo).