Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence - Connecticut
Circumstances That Constitute Witnessing
This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.
Citation: Gen. Stat. § 54-216
The Office of Victim Services or, on review, a victim compensation commissioner may order that services be provided for the restitution of any person eligible for such services in accordance with the provisions of §§ 54-201 to 54-233, inclusive. Such services may include, but shall not be limited to, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social services and social rehabilitation services.
The Office of Victim Services or, on review, a victim compensation commissioner may order that such restitution services be provided to victims of child abuse and members of their families, victims of sexual assault and members of their families, victims of domestic violence and members of their families, members of the family of any victim of homicide, and children who witness domestic violence, including, but not limited to, children who are not related to the victim. For the purposes of this subsection, 'members of their families' or 'member of the family' does not include the person responsible for such child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, or homicide.