July 29, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 5:30am
Legislative leaders asked the co-chairs of the Appropriations, Children’s and Human Services Committees on Tuesday to hold legislative hearings on the conditions and practices at the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for juveniles.
July 24, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | July 24, 2015 12:00pm
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.
by Elizabeth Regan | July 22, 2015 5:30am
Data released Tuesday by one of the nation’s leading children’s charities reveals that economic recovery is lagging among the lowest income families and, especially in Connecticut, has left behind a disproportionate number of minority children.
July 21, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | July 21, 2015 12:00pm
A leading Republican lawmaker is questioning whether Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz is fully committed to reforming the troubled agency in light of two recent reports citing deficiencies in its operations.
July 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2015 2:26pm
The House needed 101 votes to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill that outlined qualifications for a state Education Commissioner, but only 62 lawmakers voted in favor of an override Monday.
July 17, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2015 12:36pm
Despite pressure from one of the teacher unions, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey announced Friday that there wasn’t enough support to override any of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nine vetoes.
July 16, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | July 16, 2015 12:15am
Gary Mendell, a father from Easton, was in New London on Wednesday to talk about the role the government can play in shifting society’s response to drug addiction from shaming to saving.
July 15, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 15, 2015 3:11pm