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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy. (Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Connecticut Forum Tackles Child Sex Trafficking

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut had 195 reported cases of child sex trafficking over the last six years.

01/29/2014

(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

(Courtesy DCF website)

DCF Commissioner Seeks Residential Treatment Center For Teen Girls

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s top child welfare official is trying again to establish a residential center for troubled girls. Commissioner Joette Katz said Tuesday the Department of Children and Families plans to spend up […]

08/06/2013

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Conn. Couple Charged With Smuggling Baby Of 14-Year-Old Girl Into U.S.

A Connecticut couple is charged with smuggling an infant from Guatemala into the United States.

04/18/2013

Doug Wirth, George Harasz (Courtesy Glastonbury Police)

Plea Deal Withdrawn Amid New Accusations

Plea agreements have been withdrawn in the case of two men accused of sexually abusing their children after the judge said new, more extreme allegations had surfaced.

04/05/2013

File photo. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Consider Changes To Child Abuse List

A bill that would allow rehabilitated people to apply to have their names removed from the state child abuse and neglect registry is facing its first round of votes in the Connecticut General Assembly.

03/26/2012

(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.

02/09/2012

Police arrest warrants detail child sexual assault charges against George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer reports.

Abused Glastonbury Boy: ‘I Want To Die’

Court records unsealed today detail child abuse allegations against a same-sex couple from Glastonbury, who had adopted nine boys.

12/15/2011

DCF Says it Did Not Mishandle Squalor Investigation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Children and Families says an internal investigation has found it did not mishandle a case in Torrington where five children were found living in filthy conditions, but […]

09/02/2010