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If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, your local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave this site quickly:



If you or someone you know is in danger call 911 now!

Domestic Violence Liaisons Officers Alison Hirsch and Elizabeth DiIorio can be reached at (203)662-5300 ext. 5327 or DVLiaison@darienct.gov

To contact the family violence victim advocate, and for shelter, counseling and other services:
  • Bridgeport (203)334-6154
  • Greenwich (203)622-0003
  • Norwalk (203) 852-1980
  • Stamford (203) 357-8162
  • CCADV 24 hours 1-888-774-2900
  • Darien Department of Social Services (203) 656-7328
  • Darien Department of Youth Commission (203) 656-7326
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Center Help Line 1-888-774-2900
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

Sexual Assault Crisis Program (24 Hour Hotline for adults and children)

  • Bridgeport (203) 333-2233
  • Norwalk (203) 838-7303
  • Stamford (203) 329-2929
  • Care-Line (Child Abuse) 1-800-842-2288


SAFETY ALERT
If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, your local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave this site quickly.

If you or someone you know is in danger call 911 now!

Domestic Violence Liaisons Officers Alison Hirsch and Elizabeth DiIorio can be reached at (203)662-5300 ext. 5327 or DVLiaison@darienct.gov

If you are or have been abused:

  • Make a Safety Plan
  • Talk to someone you trust about the abuse
  • Have a code or signal so neighbors/friends will know when to call for help
  • Have someone take pictures of your injuries and keep them in a safe place
  • Hide keys, money, clothes, medicine and important papers for easy retrieval in case of emergency
  • Keep copies of protection and restraining orders with you at all times
  • Keep change for pay phones, a pre-paid calling card, or a charged cell phone with you at all times
  • Open your own bank account
  • Plan ways of escape in the event of a violent incident
  • CALL 911 if you need help right away, and teach your children how to call 911
  • You do not deserve to be abused, but leaving an abuser can be dangerous
  • Protect yourself and your children


SAFETY ALERT
If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, your local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave this site quickly.

 

If you or someone you know is in danger call 911 now!

Domestic Violence Liaisons Officers Alison Hirsch and Elizabeth DiIorio can be reached at (203)662-5300 ext. 5327 or DVLiaison@darienct.gov

What to expect if you are a victim of family violence:

Criminal Actions:

  • A police officer has the responsibility to decide whether or not to make an arrest. An officer can arrest with or without your consent if (s)he believes a crime has been committed.
  • You have the right to request the arrest of an offender and the right to file a complaint with the police.
  • A person arrested for a family violence crime must appear in court the next court day, at which time a victim can request a protective order.
  • There are family violence victim advocates in each court to provide services and support to victims. Family Violence Intervention Units in each court evaluate cases and provide services for both victims and offenders
  • You can contact the clerk of the court to know the court dates of the offender. You are encouraged to keep in touch with the victim advocate or family relations to see which court hearings are important for you to attend.

Civil Actions:

  • To obtain a court order to stop further physical injury or harassment contact the court clerk, family violence victim advocate or a lawyer.
SAFETY ALERT
If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, your local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave this site quickly.


If you or someone you know is in danger call 911 now!

Domestic Violence Liaisons Officers Alison Hirsch and Elizabeth DiIorio can be reached at (203)662-5300 ext. 5327 or DVLiaison@darienct.gov

Victims Rights Include:

  • Assistance in obtaining immediate medical care, if required.
  • The right to request to be notified of court proceedings; including arrest, arraignment, and release of the offender.
  • The right for a timely disposition of the case after the arrest of the accused.
  • The right to be protected from harassment from an employer for appearing as a witness if you have received a subpoena.
  • The right to get information on services and agencies that help victims.
  • The right to have property returned if it was seized by police in the investigation or prosecution of the crime committed against you.
  • The right to make an application for compensation for any bodily injuries you have suffered as a result of the crime.
  • The right to request to be informed of services and agencies that can help you including the assistance of a Victim Advocate.
  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice system process.