Sandy Hook Advisory Commission

The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is a 16-member panel of experts created by Governor Malloy to review current policy and make specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention.

Members

Scott Jackson (Chair): Mayor, Town of Hamden
Dr. Adrienne Bentman: Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living
Ron Chivinski: Teacher, Newtown Middle School
Robert Ducibella: Founding Principal, DVS Security Consulting and Engineering
Terry Edelstein: Nonprofit Liaison to Governor Malloy
Kathleen Flaherty: Staff Attorney, Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc. / Facilitator and State Trainer, National Alliance for Mental Illness in Connecticut
Dr. Alice M. Forrester: Executive Director, Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc.
Dr. Ezra Griffith: Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Deputy Chair for Diversity and Organizational Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University
Patricia Keavney-Maruca: Member, State Board of Education / Former technical high school teacher
Christopher Lyddy: Program Manager, Trainer & Consultant, Advanced Trauma Solutions, Inc. / Former State Representative, 106th Assembly District of Newtown / Former Program Director, Youth Equipped for Success!, Forensic Health Services, Inc. / Former Clinical Supervisor, Juvenile Risk Reduction Center, Community Solutions, Inc.
Denis McCarthy: Fire Chief, City of Norwalk
Barbara O’Connor: Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of Connecticut
Wayne Sandford: Professor, University of New Haven, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences / Former Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security / Former Fire Chief, Town of East Haven
Dr. David J. Schonfeld: Pediatrician-in-Chief, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children / Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine / Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Dr. Harold I. Schwartz: Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living / Vice President, Behavioral Health, Hartford Hospital / Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Bernard R. Sullivan: Former Chief of Police, City of Hartford / Former Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Safety / Former Chief of Staff to House Speaker Tom Ritter

Meetings

January 24, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Transcript
February 8, 2013:   Agenda [Postponed due to weather]
February 15, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Mahoney Testimony | Safe School Environments Document | Transcript
February 22, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Mullen Testimony | Rehmer Testimony | Dr. Wong Presentation | Transcript
March 1, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | CT Police Chiefs Association Testimony #1 | CT Police Chiefs Association Testimony #2 | CT State Police Presentation | Transcript: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
March 8, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Draft Items | NH School Emergency Response | NH School Response Actions | DESPP Annual Report | Transcript
March 15, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Transcript
March 22, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Threat Assessment in Schools Guide | Safe School Initiative Final Report | Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus | Glossary of Helpful Terms | CT Insurance Dept. Presentation | DR. Randazzo Presentation | Office of the Healthcare Advocate Findings and Recommendations | Office of the Healthcare Advocate Presentation | Bryan Gibb Presentation | Transcript: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
April 12, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Biographies | CT Community Providers Association Presentation | CT Juvenile Justice Alliance Presentation | Dr. Arzubi Presentation | Curriculum Vita | Norko & Baranoski Presentation | Transcript: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
April 19, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Biographies | DCF Presentation | DR. Srihari Presentation
April 26, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Dr. Ford Presentation | Dr. Monahan Presentation Part 1 | Dr. Monahan Presentation Part 2 | Dr. Franks Presentation | Transcript: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
May 3, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Dr. Larcen Presentation | Dr. Applebaum Presentation | Dr. Cipriano Presentation
July 12, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | 2013 Legislative Act | Letter from DOI and DMHAS | Transcript
August 16, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Biographies | Status of Task Forces | Commissioner DeFronzo Testimony
December 20, 2013: Agenda | Minutes | Video | CT Police Chiefs Association Report | Danbury State Attorney Report | Danbury State Attorney Report Appendix | Transcript
January 10, 2014: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Transcript
January 17, 2014: Agenda | Minutes | Video | CREC Presentation | Autism and Related Conditions Presentation
January 24, 2014: Agenda | Minutes | Video
February 28, 2014: Agenda | Minutes | Video
June 20, 2014: Agenda | Minutes | Video | Subcommittee on Mental Health Presentation | Subcommittee on Fire Arms Presentation 
June 27, 2014: Agenda | Minutes | Video
August 15, 2014: Agenda | Video
September 12, 2014: Agenda | Video
September 23, 2014: Agenda | Video
October 24, 2014: Agenda | Video
November 14, 2014: Agenda | Video
January 16, 2015: Agenda | Video
January 30, 2015: Agenda | Video
February 13, 2015: Agenda | Video | Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report Latest Draft
March 6, 2015: Agenda | Video

 *Special thanks to Brandon Smith, Reporting & Video Service LLC of Hartford, CT for volunteering to provide transcripts, in addition to the Connecticut Court Reporters Association.
 

Reports

Interim Report - Submitted on March 18, 2013
Final Report - Submitted on March 6, 2015
 

Press Releases
Gov. Malloy Creates Sandy Hook Advisory Commission to Address Key Policy Areas in Violence Prevention
Gov. Malloy Names Members of Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
Gov. Malloy Receives Interim Report from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission