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February 2, 2016

Correction Commissioner Makes Changes To Controversial Risk Reduction Program

by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 4:27pm

Christine Stuart file photo Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple is changing how Connecticut’s risk reduction program works in an effort to incentivize good behavior.

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December 21, 2015

Malloy Turns Focus To Juvenile Justice System

by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2015 4:06pm

Christine Stuart photo In a meeting Monday with three young men who were involved with the juvenile justice system before turning their lives around, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked what he should be doing to help.

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December 11, 2015

Secure Facility For Juveniles To Close In 2018

by Christine Stuart | December 11, 2015 5:30am

In an editorial board meeting with WNPR earlier this week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the Connecticut Juvenile Training School will be closed by 2018.

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October 5, 2015

DCF Staffers Say Allegations of Abuse Are Wrong

by Elizabeth Regan | October 5, 2015 4:30am

Elizabeth Regan photo It’s all about the kids.

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September 22, 2015

DCF Reveals Disciplinary Action Against 4 Staff Since 2013 Over Improper Restraint Techniques

by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2015 11:22am

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Union Says Agency Trained Staff In Procedures For Which They’re Now Being Disciplined

Over the past three years, four staff members at DCF’s locked facility for boys and girls in Middletown have been disciplined for improperly restraining children, and of those four, three were either terminated or they opted to resign.

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September 15, 2015

Child Advocate Releases DCF Videos of Youth Being Restrained & Secluded In Locked Facilities

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2015 3:30pm

Screengrab of video State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan on Tuesday released several disturbing surveillance videos showing Department of Children and Families staff using restraint and seclusion on juveniles in custody at the agency’s two locked facilities in Middletown.

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August 21, 2015

Lawmakers, State Officials Mull Future Of Juvenile Training School

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo Should the Department of Children and Families Connecticut Juvenile Training School be closed? That’s the question lawmakers and state officials tried to answer Friday.

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August 14, 2015

OP-ED | Abusive DCF Employees Should Be Fired; Will Union Protect Them?

by Suzanne Bates | August 14, 2015 6:59am

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The children who enter the care of the state, overseen by the Department of Children and Families, are our most vulnerable children, and yet there are state workers who are allowed to continue to work with them even after allegations of abuse.

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August 12, 2015

Juvenile Justice Advocates Call for Closure of DCF’s Locked Facilities

by Elizabeth Regan | August 12, 2015 12:25pm

Calls for reform of the Connecticut’s juvenile prison system are growing louder now that a coalition of juvenile justice advocates is demanding the closure of the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for youth.

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August 3, 2015

OP-ED | Reforming Connecticut’s Juvenile Incarceration Facilities And Policies

by Christopher Lyddy & Julian Ford | August 3, 2015 10:49am

Sexual abuse. Physical abuse. Emotional abuse. Neglect. Sex Trafficking. Community violence. Violent deaths of family and friends. This is just a partial list of the traumas that many — if not most — youth who become involved in the juvenile justice system in Connecticut have experienced in their short lives.

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