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.
August 18, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2015 5:30am
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 3, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | August 3, 2015 5:30am
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.
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 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2015 8:59am
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.
July 15, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm
July 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 14, 2015 5:30am
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.
May 8, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am
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.