Coalition against domestic violence says calls have increased following Rice video

HARTFORD, Conn. – Since the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer Rice surfaced, the number of calls for domestic violence services in Connecticut has increased.

Karen Jarmoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said Monday that calls to the domestic violence hotline have increased by a third and the number of women requesting services has increased.

“All 237 of our beds in Connecticut were full last Friday night,” she said. “We’ve seen a significant increase in hotline calls.”

This is in addition to a 16 percent increase in the number of victims being sheltered in Connecticut in the past four years. Sixty-nine percent of them are spending longer periods of time in shelters as well, Jarmoc said.

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