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Will locking up troubled girls help? State aims to find out with new Middletown facility

The new girls detention facility in Middletown The state’s child welfare agency will open a new state-run facility in January to lock up girls who break the law –- a decision that has generated mixed reactions from those who work most closely with these children. The facility that the Department of Children and Families will […]

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Supreme Court: DCF gets to decide placement for delinquent children

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that judges can no longer send children who break the law to treatment facilities out of state. The decision follows a move by state legislators last month to change the law to make clear who they want making these decisions — the commissioner of the Department of Children […]

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Sending children to live out-of-state: Whose decision is it?

Unconvinced that Connecticut boys who have broken the law are being properly treated when they are sent to live at Glen Mills School in Pennsylvania for rehabilitation, officials at the state’s child welfare agency have decided to stop sending children there. “That’s it, we’re done,” Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz told a […]