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Federal monitor: Connecticut DCF staffing levels have ‘worsened’

Dino Depina has had social workers who seldom look at his school grades. “Case workers don’t have enough time to,” said Depina, a Norwich teen who has been in foster care since he was 11. “I say, how about lowering the case loads.”
Others agree. During a conference last week at the state Capitol complex, Depina’s remarks caused a roomful of social workers, child advocates, service providers and other foster children to erupt in applause. It’s not the first time this issue has been highlighted. Continue Reading →

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