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.
Student academic records to be used in a landmark education lawsuit will not be sealed in the upcoming trial, a Superior Court judge has ruled. “This will not be a trial decided by secret evidence,” Superior Court Judge Kevin Dubay said in a hearing earlier this month. He denied a request by the Connecticut Coalition for […]
The summer food program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Renewal Team is just one of many around the country offering free summer meals to low-income children. While these programs have struggled over recent years to meet the needs of their communities, prospects are looking up.
Following child-witnessed homicides in Bristol and Oxford in less than two months, representatives of domestic abuse service agencies from across Connecticut are talking about ways to improve services for children in violent households.
“…We can reliably diagnose autism at 24 months,” one expert says, “yet our average age of diagnosis is four and a half years old. For Latinos, it’s six years.” A special panel of experts discussed this disparity in autism diagnosis and treatment in a forum Tuesday.