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August 27, 2015

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Hosts Discussion on Mental Health Care Bill in New Haven

by New Haven Register | August 27, 2015 12:00pm

Ryan Flynn/New Have Register photo U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Wednesday said mental health care in America desperately needs an overhaul, and the self-described “progressive Democrat” has joined forced with “a very conservative Republican from the deep South” to do just that.

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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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OP-ED | 95 Pink Slips on the Wall

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.

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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 7, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Introduces ‘Bi-partisan Mental Health Reform’

by Jordan Fenster | August 7, 2015 5:30am

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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

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 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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