This past session, the Connecticut State Legislature passed a bill establishing the Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Advisory Committee. This committee is made up of representatives of evidence-based gun violence prevention efforts including community-based organizations (CBO) such as Hartford Communities that Care, as well as hospitals, advocacy agencies, and other stakeholders. Hartford Communities that Care Executive Director, Andrew Woods has been named Chairman.
The charge of this committee, among other objectives, was to compile and submit a report detailing recommendations that the legislature can adopt to reduce rates of community gun violence. On December 30, 2021, the Committee concluded its work and was dissolved. The recommendations detailed in the full report, suggest many necessary steps for implementing a statewide commitment to gun violence prevention.
You can read the full report on our website