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Connecticut Still Not Meeting Basic Needs of Kids and Families Due to Previous Administration’s Failures

Serious Challenges Remain for Governor Malloy’s New Child Welfare Leadership HARTFORD, CT — The new leadership team at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) has successfully maintained many improvements to the state foster care system, but has also inherited serious and persistent problems from the previous administration — specifically the continued failure to […]

Report: Challenges Loom Large for Connecticut’s New Child Welfare Leadership

Major Improvements Still Needed to Better Serve Abused and Neglected Children   HARTFORD – While Connecticut’s child welfare system has successfully maintained a number of improvements accomplished years ago, the most recent quarterly progress report in the long-running, court-ordered reform effort spurred by national advocacy group Children’s Rights shows the state’s outgoing leadership made virtually […]

Connecticut Must Complete Court-Ordered Child Welfare Reform, Federal Judge Rules

HARTFORD – Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families must immediately renew its work to complete a massive court-ordered effort to reform its child welfare services for thousands of abused and neglected kids statewide, according to a ruling today by the federal judge overseeing a class action brought by Children’s Rights, rejecting the state’s motion to […]

Connecticut Successfully Implementing First Steps of Plan to Fix Child Welfare Problems

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families has cleared a longstanding backlog of over 1,000 children in foster care awaiting required health check-ups and dramatically improved its efforts to assess and plan for the services and treatment needed by abused and neglected children, according to a new report trackingDCF’s progress in implementing sweeping […]

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