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.
Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families is working on a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children across the state.
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.
A Danbury couple faces charges they used an electric dog collar on a child.
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.
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.
A 47-year-old woman of no certain address is charged with a phoned bomb threat to the Department of Children and Families.
Low-risk and rehabilitated suspects of child abuse and neglect might soon have the opportunity to have their names removed from the state’s database under legislation being considered by the General Assembly.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is changing the way it investigates reports of child neglect and abuse by creating separate responses for low and high-risk incidents.
Officials with the Department of Children and Families say they are finalizing changes that will soon reform how the state’s child welfare agency deals with less serious neglect cases by working more closely with families.