Ct department of children and families
Commissioner’s bi-weekly video 1-3-2021
Despite the fact that Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides a broad range of services to families, the organization has had difficulty matching these families to the services that are ideally tailored to their needs. Because of high turnover among caseworkers, heavy caseloads, and a lack of cooperation between agencies and agency personnel, some families and critical information about their needs fell through the cracks.
Through the Enhanced Service Coordination initiative, the GPL assisted DCF in developing a new method for connecting clients to the appropriate services. This project established the position of Service Coordinator to assist social workers with referrals, as well as a referral log and dashboard to better monitor data related to matching families with services and identifying areas of unmet need.
The new system gathers data to help the agency make decisions on which services to purchase and lets the agency and providers work more together to solve service delivery challenges.
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The Voluntary Services network offers case management to adolescents who have been diagnosed with severe emotional disturbances, mental illness, or drug abuse. Programs based in the neighborhood offer services. Families must be willing participants in the preparation and distribution of care for their children, and they must not be involved in an ongoing DCF child protection case or be under investigation by DCF. The program’s goal is to offer comprehensive services to families who have children with mental health issues in order to help them avoid restrictive care and/or out-of-home placements.
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Commissioner’s bi-weekly video 1-17-21
Neglect occurs when the individual responsible for the child’s care fails to provide and sustain sufficient food, clothes, medical care, supervision, and/or education, whether intentionally or unintentionally. It’s possible that a child has been abused if he or she:
The numbers can be daunting. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families received over 68,000 claims of child abuse and neglect in fiscal year 2008, confirmed over 24,000 investigations, and substantiated 17,437 of them.
We are working on projects at Family CT to minimize risk and improve protective factors in order to avoid child abuse and neglect. To enhance awareness of child development, improve healthy parenting behaviors, and reinforce the loving ties between parents and children, we conduct home visits and use evidence-based parenting education curricula. We assist families in identifying and developing support networks, as well as obtaining the tangible resources they need, such as food and diapers.
You can assist. According to research, families, friends, neighbors, and neighborhoods may all play an important role in assisting parents in creating safe and healthy environments for their children. Participate in a community service project at a local school or association. By babysitting or assisting with chores or errands, you can support your friends and family. Know how to spot and report signs of violence or neglect so that a family can receive assistance. Make a donation to a child abuse prevention organization in your region.
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A group of plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut Department of Children and Youth Services  in 1989, which resulted in DCF being subjected to federal court oversight, which has lasted more than 20 years.
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[requires citation] Due to its inability to resolve the problems found, the Connecticut DCF was placed under this supervision as recently as 2012. [requires citation]
Employees of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) filed a lawsuit with federal authorities in July 2003, alleging that the DCF did not do enough to protect prisoners from sexual harassment and abuse, and that the DCF provided less opportunities for girls at contracted facilities than for boys at CJTS. The US Department of Education’s Boston Office for Civil Rights launched an investigation.  The Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) was a safe detention center for delinquent boys in the state.  Middletown is home to the CJTS. In August 2001, the $57 million juvenile detention facility opened its doors.  Residents of the CJTS were served by the Walter G. Cady School of the Unified School District #2 (USD #2).  CJTS ceased operations in 2018. [eight]