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Op-Ed: DCF Commissioner Katz is right; children belong in families

Connecticut has made remarkable strides in improving its array of services and evidence-based programs to ensure more kids can grow and thrive in families. Commissioner Joette Katz has not rejected group placement as an option; she has merely required the justification that taking kids away from families demands. Continue Reading →

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New caseworkers expected to ease load on overworked DCF staff

Caseworkers for the Department of Children and Families have unreasonably high workloads and are looking for relief, which may come from the 81 new staff members stepping into their ranks, the department’s court-appointed overseer says. Continue Reading →

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Report: DCF must do better at tracking kids who ‘age out’

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The Connecticut Department of Children and Families needs to do a better job of tracking children who age out of its care. Until that happens, a state report says, it is hard to gauge the effectiveness of its programs for seeing children into a productive adulthood. Continue Reading →

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