IPV Reports

DCF Response to IPV 2016 (PowerPoint)
2015 Town Pages (accepted child abuse reports and allegations, sorted by town)
Comparison of Report Factors And Demographic Profiles of Children Associated With Abuse/Neglect Reports Accepted During SFY2012 - 2015 With And Without Indicators of Intimate Partner Violence - 2015 With and Without Indicators of Intimate Partner Violence 
Connecticut Laws about Domestic Violence
Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence, 2014 Fatality Review report


  • In Connecticut, there are approximately 20,000 family violence incidents annually resulting in at least one arrest.  
  • Seventy three percent (73%) were intimate partner violence incidents.
  • The DCF internal data on families also shows that violence is occurring within homes in Connecticut, as indicated with the following 2014 DCF data.  
  • In Calendar years 2014, the Department received 30,566 reports.
  • Of those reports, there were allegations of intimate partner violence in 6,322 reports. 
  • In regards to the Intimate Partner Violence reports, sixty-eight percent (68%) were served through the investigation track, and
  • Thirty-two percent (32%) through the Family Assessment Response (FAR), DCF’s Differential Response track. 
  • Approximately 40% of these families are referred to our community partner agencies with IPV-related concerns. 
  • In 2014, Forty-nine percent (49%) of the IPV reports, had co-occurring IPV and substance use, consistent with studies that indicate a very strong intersection between IPV and substance use. 
  • Studies of IPV frequently indicate high rates of alcohol and other drug use by offenders during abuse.  Not only do offenders tend to abuse drugs and alcohol, but IPV also increased the probability that victims will use alcohol and drugs to cope with abuse. Consistently over the last 13 years, the number and percent of accepted reports that include allegations of intimate partner violence from calendar year 2000 through calendar year 2014 remain consistent at approximately 21%.  This reflects only the reports that are received and accepted with allegations of IPV and does not reflect the additional instances of IPV discovered through assessment.
  • In 2014, approximately 48% of reports with an IPV indicator were substantiated.