Committee on Children

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Child care funding: A choice between the struggling and destitute

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visits a preschool classroom in Meriden with his commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood.

On Tuesday morning, in a room at the state Capitol complex, a single small number seemed to tell its own story about the fiscal bind legislators are likely to find themselves in over and over again this session. Continue Reading →

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DCF commissioner tells legislators: Don’t close juvenile jails

DCF consultant Robert Kinscherff and Commissioner Joette Katz discuss the state's juvenile jails at a legislative forum Wednesday.

Under fire over questions about how youths are treated while incarcerated — and facing calls from advocates to close the state’s juvenile jails in Middletown — Department of Children and Families Commissioner Wednesday reaffirmed her commitment to keeping the locked facilities she runs open. Continue Reading →

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