Domestic violence is a real and serious problem in Connecticut, and we urge the Judiciary committee to increase the funding of social service programs that help domestic violence survivors, to protect victims of domestic violence from housing discrimination, and to further invest in violence prevention programs that cultivate healthy, safe relationships. The overly rigid conditions of electronic monitoring, such as obtaining approval before leaving home or holding youth responsible when the equipment breaks, make it difficult to work, change their schedules, or respond to emergencies. Electronic monitoring does not lower incarceration rates, it is not rehabilitative, and it is not cost-effective.



Bill number

SB 5