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January 20, 2017

Committee Moves Closer To Drafting Legislation To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CTN HARTFORD, CT – The Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) Thursday adopted recommendations that set out to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vision to treat most 18, 19, and 20-year-olds as juveniles and not adults in the criminal justice system.

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January 12, 2017

Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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January 11, 2017

Public Safety Gets Organized, Readies Itself for Gaming Debate

by Christine Stuart | January 11, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie photo The public got its first look Tuesday at what a legislative committee with three co-chairmen from two different parties will look like.

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December 22, 2016

Child Protection Agencies Release Report on Fatalities: 367 Over Last 5 Years

by Jack Kramer | December 22, 2016 4:42pm

Office of the Child Advocate & Child Fatality Review Panel HARTFORD, CT — A new state report shows that 367 children died from 2011 to 2015 in Connecticut from both unintentional and intentional injuries. The largest portion of the deaths, 113, were infants under the age of 1.

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December 16, 2016

Malloy To Try Again To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | December 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, less than three weeks away from the start of the 2017 General Assembly session, made it clear Thursday that he will once again be pushing hard to pass legislation allowing 18-to 20-year-olds to be tried as juveniles.

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December 7, 2016

Malloy Mothballs Part of Prison As Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 5:04pm

Christine Stuart photo SOMERS, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple at the Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers on Wednesday to tout his administration’s success in reducing crime and the prison population.

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December 1, 2016

Advocates Say The Time For A Recovery School Pilot Is Now

by Jack Kramer | December 1, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo HARTFORD, CT -  Proponents of funding a recovery high school in Connecticut are setting a goal of launching some sort of pilot program in time for the start of the 2017 school year.

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November 28, 2016

Connecticut Senators Offer Caution Over Trump Infrastructure Proposal

by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 2:28pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy expressed cautious optimism Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion on improving America’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems.

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November 23, 2016

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman | November 23, 2016 3:00pm

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In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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