February 2, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 2, 2016 4:27pm
December 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2015 4:06pm
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.
December 11, 2015
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.
October 5, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 5, 2015 4:30am
September 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 22, 2015 11:22am
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.
September 15, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2015 3:30pm
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.
August 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 1:56pm
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.
August 14, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | August 14, 2015 6:59am
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.
August 12, 2015
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.
Tags: DCF, Joette Katz, CTJS, Pueblo Unit, Pueblo Girls Program, prison, dh
August 3, 2015
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.