Connecticut Child Justice Foundation Stands Up for Children in Need

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January 15, 2015 The Connecticut Child Justice Foundation (CCJF) is determined to ensure that school districts provide all of the essential and legally mandated educational services (including Special Ed needs) for each child that is under the custody and/or care of the DCF. To make that possible, we have a team of caring volunteer lawyers, […]

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Adolescents Bill of Rights for CT.

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State of Connecticut Adolescents in Care Bill of Rights and Expectations Preamble: The Department of Children and Families (DCF) recognizes the importance of honoring and upholding the rights of youth in the foster care system. This Bill of Rights and Expectations is intended to guide the Department, foster parents and care providers as well as […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of CT.

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles ADA Case with North Canaan School District October 27, 2017 Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Offi ce has reached an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) settlement with the North Canaan School District to ensure equal access for children with […]

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In Connecticut juvenile justice, children get many second chances

Press Release from CT. Viewpoints – June 26, 2015 A two-part series in the Connecticut Mirror this week asked the question of whether youth who break the law in Connecticut receive a second chance. It focused on the relatively small share of youth in the juvenile justice system who are placed in secure settings rather […]

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A Message From Joette Katz, DCF Commissioner

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Caring for a child is a wonderful experience. But it is also a very complicated responsibility — one that requires a wealth of information to help guide the decisions and the a ctions that best serve the child. While none of us can do it alone, we all can do better if we have relevant and […]

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