(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.


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.


(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.


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.


Charges In DCF Bomb Threat

A 47-year-old woman of no certain address is charged with a phoned bomb threat to the Department of Children and Families.


Some Child Abuse Offenders Could Be Removed From Database

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.


(Courtesy DCF website)

DCF Changes Abuse Investigation Policies

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.


(Courtesy DCF website)

DCF To Change Abuse/Neglect Reporting Practices

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.


Doug Wirth, George Harasz (Courtesy Glastonbury Police)

Parents Plead Not Guilty In Assault of Their Children

Two Glastonbury men accused of sexually assaulting their adopted children have pleaded not guilty to the charges.


Doug Wirth, George Harasz (Courtesy Glastonbury Police)

Adoptive Parents Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Children

Two Glastonbury men are under arrest, charged with sexually abusing two of their nine adoptive children.