August 27, 2015
by New Haven Register | August 27, 2015 12:00pm
August 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm
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.
by Monica Stellmacher | August 21, 2015 2:55pm
The Connecticut Department of Labor recently announced that it would soon be handing out layoff notices. Ninety-five admission tickets to the Land of Unemployment — an amusement park that is anything but entertaining.
August 14, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | August 14, 2015 7:59am
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 7, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | August 7, 2015 5:30am
Though he said it should not be considered an end-run around far more controversial gun reform bills he has championed, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing what he calls a major restructuring of mental health support systems, and believes it might actually have a chance to pass.
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August 3, 2015
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.
July 24, 2015
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.
July 23, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2015 3:30pm
Citing recent reports highlighting problems at DCF’s two locked facilities, Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano is calling on Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz to resign.
July 21, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 21, 2015 4:06pm
June 25, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 25, 2015 7:00pm
Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, six out of Connecticut’s seven-member Washington delegation issued press releases lauding the ruling.