State Representatives Themis Klarides (R-114), Livvy Floren (R-149) and Terrie Wood (R-141), and State Senator Scott Frantz (R-36) have been selected to receive a First 100 Plus Award for their commitment and dedication to helping victims of domestic violence.
Connecticut’s First 100 Plus – presented by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) – recognizes male and female leaders who work to improve the lives of domestic violence victims across the state. The veteran legislators’ are being honored for their continued commitment to common sense legislation that enhances victim protections and punishes violators.
“I am honored to receive this award, but I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge and thank the men and women from the Coalition Against Domestic Violence who work diligently to help those in need, especially those who have been victims of domestic violence in our state,” Rep. Floren said. “The work we do in the legislature supports their mission and helps strengthen their goal to end domestic violence in Connecticut and nationwide.”
During the 2016 legislative session, Rep. Floren co-sponsored An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence (PA 16-34) which strengthens existing domestic violence law by shortening the time between when a restraining order is filed and when an involved party must surrender their firearms, and mandates court hearings within 7 days (previous law allowed 14 days) of issuance of an ex parte restraining order. Previously, Rep. Floren was successful in obtaining a $250,000 STEAP grant to benefit the Greenwich YMCA’s domestic violence center.
The 6th Annual Breakfast & Awards Ceremony will be help on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Hartford Marriott Downtown located at 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. According to the CCADV website, money raised through the First 100 Plus Breakfast & Awards Ceremony supports public awareness efforts not traditionally supported by government grants.
Connecticut has averaged 14 intimate partner homicides annually over the past decade with few of those victims ever having availed themselves of services prior to their deaths.
To view the First 100 Plus Class of 2016, please click: http://www.ctcadv.org/files/3714/7438/6629/First_100_Plus_2016_honorees.pdf