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August 21, 2015

Lawmakers, State Officials Mull Future Of Juvenile Training School

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm

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 7:59am

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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 1:25pm

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 11:49am

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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July 29, 2015

Legislative Leaders Call For Hearings on DCF

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of the DCF website Legislative leaders asked the co-chairs of the Appropriations, Children’s and Human Services Committees on Tuesday to hold legislative hearings on the conditions and practices at the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for juveniles.

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July 24, 2015

OP-ED | DCF Must Answer for Abuses

by Susan Bigelow | July 24, 2015 8:00am

Two new reports, one from a consultant and one from the Office of the Child Advocate, paint a damning and bleak picture of life at the Department of Children and Families’ two high-security locked facilities in Middletown. DCF is failing and abusing children under its care, and this must stop.

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July 22, 2015

Child Advocate Identifies Abuse At DCF’s Locked Juvenile Facilities

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2015 8:59am

Doug Hardy photo The Office of the Child Advocate has identified numerous safety risks, incidents of abuse, and the use of “unlawful” restraint and seclusion at the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for boys and girls in Middletown. The information is part of a report, released Wednesday, that also indicates that some whistleblower calls made by DCF staff about the abuse were ignored.

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July 16, 2015

Malloy, Obama Make Parallel Prison Visits As They Tout Plans for Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | July 16, 2015 5:12pm

Christine Stuart photo It was his fifth visit to a prison or jail since becoming governor and it was his first to Hartford Correctional Center, which houses mostly unsentenced, pre-trial inmates.

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July 14, 2015

DCF Seeks To Make Improvements Following Consultant’s Report

by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Following Monday’s release of a report by a national expert, the Department of Children and Families said it plans to focus more on rehabilitation and less on restraint and seclusion at its locked facilities for boys and girls in Middletown.

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July 8, 2015

Governor Signs ‘Historic’ Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.

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