Monday, September 12, 2011

Graduates attend domestic-violence bill signing

When Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a ceremonial bill signing for a new law aimed at improving Connecticut's response to domestic violence, two new graduates of PLTI in New Haven were on hand: Zoleka Luswazi (in the purple suit) and Sara Tewolde. Zoleka is originally from South Africa, Sara from Ethiopia. They were in the governor’s chambers on August 5 to witness the signing of Public Act 11-152, which makes its easier for domestic violence victims who've experienced stalking to request a restraining order. It also clarifies that domestic violence victims of any age can request restraining orders, including teens. Zoleka and Sara are now involved in New Haven-based Mothers for Justice.