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Probe: Unlawful Isolation At Connecticut Juvenile Prisons

An investigation by the Connecticut child advocate has found that boys and girls in state detention facilities were subjected to unlawful and repeated isolation while officials didn’t adequately prevent or respond to suicide attempts and self-inflicted injuries.

07/22/2015

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Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Firing Of DCF Worker

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Supreme Court has ruled the state Department of Children and Families was justified when it fired a former social worker who was charged with of manslaughter in the death of […]

06/12/2015

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Child Found Wandering Hartford Streets

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Police in Hartford say a toddler is safe after he was found wandering the city streets early this morning. Just before 5:30, they say a resident brought the three-year-old to police […]

05/22/2015

Cassandra C. (Courtesy Windsor Locks Police)

Attorney: Judge Says Teen Must Remain At Hospital

The lawyer for the mother of teenage cancer patient known as “Cassandra C.” says the judge in the case has denied her mother’s motion seeking to take custody of the teenager back from the state.

04/01/2015

Doug Wirth, George Harasz (Courtesy Glastonbury Police)

Second Man Cleared In Glastonbury Child Abuse Case

A Glastonbury man who had adopted nine children with his husband has now been cleared of child sexual abuse charges.

10/28/2014

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Lawsuit: Detained Transgender Teen Treated As Boy

Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she’s being forced to wear male clothing and staff members keep calling her by her male birth name.

10/21/2014

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Transgender Girl Moved To Male Facility

Child protection officials say a transgender girl who was moved from a women’s prison been relocated to a center for delinquent boys.

07/13/2014

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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Transgender Girl Being Moved Out Of Prison

Late Friday afternoon, state officials announced that a transgender girl is being moved out of prison next week.

06/20/2014

Rosa Delauro, Democratic National Convention , Sept. 4, 2012 (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DeLauro, DCF to Discuss Domestic Child Trafficking

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is joining a discussion on combating domestic child trafficking.

05/04/2014

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