Joette Katz

Child Welfare Commissioner Goes Before Lawmakers
Top Senate Republican Calls On DCF Commissioner To Quit
Jailed Transgender Teen Moved To Psych CenterA 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.
Supporters Demand Release of Transgender TeenAn 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.
Audit: DCF Record Checks InadequateA 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.
DCF Commissioner Testifying In WashingtonConnecticut's top child welfare official will be testifying before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on the state's efforts to prevent child sex trafficking.