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Child Welfare Commissioner Goes Before Lawmakers

By SUSAN HAIGH  Associated Press  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s child welfare commissioner assured state legislators Wednesday that many improvements have been made or are currently underway at the state’s two secure, juvenile detention facilities, […]


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New Reports Finds Repeated DCF Mistakes

By SUSAN HAIGH   Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s state auditors released a report Thursday that found repeated financial and administrative mistakes have been made at the Department of Children and Families and […]


DCF Commissioner Joette Katz (Courtesy Department of Children and Families)

DCF Making Changes At Juvenile Detention Facilities

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is ending certain restraints used with boys and girls at the state’s juvenile detention facilities, the child welfare agency announced Monday. DCF said it […]


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Court Rules Transgender Teen’s Rights Violated

By DAVE COLLINS  Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled Monday that a transgender girl’s due process rights were violated last year when she was transferred from the custody of the […]


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Commissioner Katz To Be Re-Appointed At DCF

Governor Malloy Tuesday announced his plan to re-appoint Joette Katz to be Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families.


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“Safe Haven” Infant Left At Hospital E-R

A newborn girl will be placed for adoption after being left at Saint Francis Hospital under what’s known as the “Safe Haven” law.


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“Jane Doe” Escapes Custody At Treatment Program

“Jane Doe,” the transgender teenager whose placement has been the subject of controversy involving treatment of troubled juveniles, has escaped custody.


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Child Advocate Agency Raps Child Welfare Officials

The state Office of Child Advocate has criticized state child welfare officials for their handling of a transgender girl held at a Connecticut detention center for boys.


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DCF Ordered To Rehire Fired Worker

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families was ordered Friday to rehire an employee who’d been an outspoken critic of what he sees as the agency’s racist attitude and was fired over allegations about his performance.


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Jailed Transgender Teen Moved To Psych Center

A troubled transgender girl detained in the Connecticut adult women’s prison for two months without criminal charges was moved Tuesday to a psychiatric center for children following an outcry by her supporters.