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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 23, 2015

Fasano Calls For Katz’s Resignation

by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2015 3:30pm

Hugh McQuaid photo 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.

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July 21, 2015

Connecticut Caregivers Provide Billions in Unpaid Care

by Madeline Stocker | July 21, 2015 4:06pm

A new report by the American Association of Retired Persons estimates that Connecticut family caregivers provided a cumulative total of $5.93 billion in unpaid care services to their adult loved ones in 2013.

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June 25, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Delegation Reacts to SCOTUS Affordable Care Act Ruling

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.

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June 15, 2015

Appeals Court: DCF Violated Transgender Teen’s Due Process Rights

by Madeline Stocker | June 15, 2015 5:30am

ct.gov Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled last week that the state’s Department of Children and Families violated the due process rights of Latina transgender teenager Jane Doe when they transferred her to an adult prison facility in 2014 without charging her with any crime.

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June 2, 2015

Firefighters and Police Officers Vow to Fight to the End for Cancer and PTSD Compensation

by Elizabeth Regan | June 2, 2015 7:14pm

Elizabeth Regan Firefighters like Sean Lennon, a 20-year member of the Bristol Fire Department, have been a presence at the state Capitol for at least a month as they’ve lobbied for a bill that would help promote the mental and physical health of first responders.

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May 20, 2015

OP-ED | Mental Illness: The Invisible Struggle

by Aleesha Young | May 20, 2015 6:00am

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked in different capacities as a therapist in a traditional outpatient clinic, provided community-based outreach services, and currently direct a treatment team that serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

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May 19, 2015

Lawmakers Remain Hopeful There’s Time To Pass Paid Family Leave

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 1:45 p.m.) With the state budget and other priorities taking precedence, some at the Capitol doubted there was enough time to institute paid family leave, but a group of lawmakers remain hopeful.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Forum Shows Connecticut Is Making Progress On Race, Justice & Law Enforcement

by Joette Katz | May 8, 2015 2:27pm

The nation has been shaken by the injustices witnessed in states and cities across our country of high-profile police custody deaths involving minorities — most often African American young men.

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May 6, 2015

Indicators Of Teen Depression, Earlier Suicides, On The Rise

by Lisa Chedekel | May 6, 2015 12:07pm

While the number of youths in Connecticut who die by suicide has declined since 2007, the average age of the children who kill themselves has decreased from 17 to just over 14, and the percentage of youths who report self-injury or feelings of hopelessness has risen in recent years, according to a new report by the Office of the Child Advocate.

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