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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 18, 2015

Labor Board Decision Prompts Call For Legislation

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo At least one lawmaker said he plans to raise legislation next year that would allow student-athletes to form a union.

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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 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut-built F-35 Fighter Jet Ready for Takeoff

by Jordan Fenster | August 3, 2015 5:30am

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The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that its version of the controversial F-35 joint strike fighter is ready for use. The aircraft was developed in part in Connecticut and has been hailed by members of Connecticut’s delegation, some of whom have taken many thousands of dollars in campaign cash from the plane’s developers.

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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 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 15, 2015

Lawmakers Announce Appointments To Task Force Created To Tackle Family Violence

by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm

Madeline Stocker photo The death of 7-month-old Aaden Moreno of Middletown was a painful reminder to lawmakers about why they created a new task force to look at family violence cases.

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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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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am

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There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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