A pilot program to better protect victims of domestic violence in Connecticut appears to be working. And the results are so promising that some victim advocates and at least one state Senator are hoping to expand the program across the state.
According to a report by the Connecticut Mirror, not one domestic violence victim has been harmed or killed in the three years of the program, which tracks high-risk offenders via a GPS bracelet and alerts victims and authorities if the parties come within a certain distance of each other.
The program is being tested in the areas of Hartford, Bridgeport and Danielson, Conn., the Mirror reports, and it costs about $500,000 per year (a federal grant paid for the first year).
If rolled out statewide, it could cost nearly $2 million per year, according to the Mirror.