Task Force Recommends Domestic Violence Law Reforms

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A legislative task force is recommending a new round of reforms to Connecticut’s domestic violence laws, including changes to the bail bond process.

The Speaker’s Task Force on Domestic Violence unveiled its recommendations for the 2011 legislative session on Monday. It comes a year after the General Assembly passed another batch of reforms, including 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week coverage of emergency domestic violence shelters across the state.

This year’s recommendations focus on changes to the judicial system.

The task force wants to improve the state’s ability to stop bail agents and professional bondsmen from “undercutting” or illegally reducing the premium due on a defendant’s bonds. The group found that defendants have been able to post bonds at rates lower than what the state requires and were released back into the community.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Ski Card
WTIC Holiday Stores 2016

Listen Live