New England News
8:38 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Malloy signs law creating Newtown responders' fund

 

A measure to create a special fund to help people dealing with trauma from their work related to the Newtown school shooting has been signed into law by Connecticut's governor.

Lawmakers, the Newtown First Selectman and others joined Governor Dannel Malloy at the signing ceremony yesterday at the state Capitol.

The Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program will be privately funded and administered by the Office of Victim Services within the state's Judicial Branch. It will benefit first responders, school employees and others dealing with mental health issues as a result of the tragedy.

Donors including several major corporations have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the fund.

Both chambers of the General Assembly voted unanimously in favor of creating the fund.

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