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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.

07/23/2014

(Courtesy DCF website)

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.

07/11/2014

Riverview Hospital and Solnit South Campus. (Courtesy DCF website)

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.

06/24/2014

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Hearing On Trans Teen’s Detention Canceled

¬†HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A federal judge has canceled a hearing on whether to order Connecticut officials to stop detaining a transgender teenager in an adult prison where she had been held for two months […]

06/15/2014

(Courtesy DCF website)

Supporters Demand Release of Transgender Teen

An unusual decision to put a transgender girl at a Connecticut women’s prison is sparking a heated debate over how to handle a teenager called dangerous by the state but portrayed as vulnerable by her attorney.

04/25/2014

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DCF Working On Children’s Mental Health Plan

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families is working on a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children across the state.

01/14/2014

(Courtesy DCF website)

Audit: DCF Record Checks Inadequate

A report from the Office of Inspector General says Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families couldn’t prove to federal auditors it performed required background checks for prospective foster or adoptive families whose subsidy payments were claimed for federal reimbursement in 2009 and 2010.

11/28/2013

Eduardo Montanez, Paula Montanez (Courtesy Danbury Police)

Couple Charged With Using Electric Dog Collar On Child

A Danbury couple faces charges they used an electric dog collar on a child.

10/29/2013

(Courtesy DCF website)

DCF Says 10,000+ Have Taken Online Abuse Training

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families says over 10,000 people have taken its online training on the state requirements for reporting child abuse and neglect.

10/06/2012

Hearing Looks At Allegations Of Discrimination At DCF Detention Facility

State lawmakers are holding a public meeting to learn more about allegations of racism and discrimination at the Department of Children and Families’ juvenile detention facility in Middletown.

07/02/2012

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