New Law Protects Children from Abuse by School Employees

By |July 14th, 2011|

Just last week, the Governor signed Public Act 11-93, imposing new requirements intended to protect children from abuse by school employees. The law adopts recommendations made in a report issued in July 2010 by the Office of the Child Advocate and the Attorney General

Can DCF take my foster child?

By |July 14th, 2011|

DCF has the authority to make placement decisions for children committed to their care. That does not mean, however, that foster parents have no ability to protect the children in their care. In fact, the law provides foster parents with rights

Education Committee to Consider Legislation Closing Loopholes on Teacher Background Checks

By |February 23rd, 2011|

The Connecticut legislature’s Committee on Education will hold a public hearing today to consider Raised Bill 6326, An Act Concerning the Response of School Districts and The Departments of Education and Children and Families to reports of Child Abuse and Neglect. If passed, the bill would implement the recommendations of the Child Advocate’s report

Investigation Reveals Numerous System Failures When School Employees Abuse or Neglect Children

By |July 12th, 2010|

The Child Advocate and Attorney General recently released a report, Protecting Our Children: Improving Protections For Children When Allegations Are Made That School System Personnel Abused and/or Neglected Children, detailing the results of an extensive investigation into the response of local school districts

New Law Promises Educational Stability for Children in DCF Care

By |July 1st, 2010|

Effective today, children placed in foster care or other out-of-home care by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) can stay in the school they were attending when they were removed from their home, rather than changing schools based on where they are placed. Until now, children who entered state care were required to enroll in school
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