Jennifer Dulos

Jennifer Dulos, a devoted mother of five, went missing on May 24, 2019, in New Canaan, Connecticut, and her disappearance sent shockwaves through the United States. The case garnered widespread media attention, and her family’s relentless efforts to find her inspired the creation of “Jennifer’s Law” in Connecticut.

Jennifer’s Law, officially known as SB 1091, is a comprehensive piece of legislation aimed at enhancing protections for victims of domestic violence. Proposed in response to Jennifer Dulos’s tragic case, the law seeks to close gaps in the legal system and improve the handling of domestic violence cases.

Under Jennifer’s Law, the definition of domestic violence was expanded to include coercive control, a subtle yet deeply harmful form of abuse that encompasses manipulation, isolation, and emotional cruelty. By recognizing coercive control as a form of domestic violence, the law ensures that victims receive the support they need, and perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

Furthermore, Jennifer’s Law has provisions for improving the enforcement of restraining orders, offering greater safeguards to victims. It mandates the creation of a registry for those convicted of domestic violence crimes, providing better monitoring and protection for potential targets.

Additionally, the law empowers judges to consider the best interests of children involved in domestic violence cases when making custody and visitation decisions. This ensures a focus on the safety and well-being of the children, mitigating the risk of continued abuse.

As a tribute to Jennifer Dulos and her memory, Jennifer’s Law represents a significant step forward in the fight against domestic violence. It serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging other states to strengthen their laws and support systems for victims.

At our news site, we provide comprehensive coverage of Jennifer Dulos’s case and the development of Jennifer’s Law. Stay informed about the latest updates, interviews with advocates, and insights into the ongoing efforts to prevent domestic violence and protect vulnerable individuals in Connecticut and beyond.

Jennifer’s Law Could Bring Coercive Control Legislation to Connecticut

CONNECTICUT STATE SENATOR ALEX KASSER is sponsoring Jennifer’s Law in honor of Jennifer Dulos in the 2021 Legislative session. The new bill will widen the definition of domestic abuse to include coercive control. “When women are the victims of abuse, they seek safety for themselves and their children. Often that means staying with the abuser because the danger of leaving is too great,” Sen….