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Conn. Domestic Violence Panel To Review Reforms

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A state task force will review the progress of several domestic violence reforms approved by lawmakers and Gov. M. Jodi Rell this year that were aimed at cracking down on the problem and better protecting victims.

The Speaker's Task Force on Domestic Violence is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The panel is also expected to discuss possible new legislation it may propose.

Democratic House Speaker Christopher Donovan of Meriden created the task force, which proposed a package of reforms that are now law.

The package included an electronic monitoring pilot program for high-risk domestic violence officers, improved enforcement of protective orders, funding for around-the-clock staffing at domestic violence shelters and better information sharing in family violence cases among state agencies.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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