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Jennifer Dulos case highlights common scourge, domestic violence advocates say

NEW HAVEN — Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and the CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection held a press conference Friday to promote recen...
JENNIFER DULOS

NEW HAVEN — Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and the CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection held a press conference Friday to promote recently launched resources for victims of domestic violence.

State Senator Alex Bergstein and Connecticut Protective Moms also held a press conference to introduce Connecticut Custody Reform Legislation aimed at keeping domestic violence victims and children safe from harm during family court proceedings.

These conferences come in the same week that Fotis Dulos was arrested and charged with murder in connection to the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber-Dulos. The two were in the middle of divorce and child custody court proceedings when she went missing.

Advocates say the murder case against the estranged husband of the missing mother of five is bringing attention to the scourge of domestic violence, and highlighting questions about how to improve the family court system.