Conn. Department of Children and Families

CT Senate Republicans

The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate is calling for the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families to resign.

Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano said on Thursday that a recent report shows DCF Commissioner Joette Katz's leadership has put children at risk.

An upcoming report on child deaths in Connecticut is expected to show a number of infants and toddlers who were involved with the state’s Department of Children and Families died last year.  The report is already prompting calls for a public hearing into the deaths of kids in DCF’s care.

Mental health experts, advocates and parents spoke at the last  of six Connecticut community forums on children’s mental health in Stamford on Tuesday. The speakers hope their testimony will help direct a new plan being developed by the state’s Department of Children and Families.

Conn. developing plan for children's mental health

Jan 15, 2014
Craig LeMoult

Connecticut's Department of Children and Families announced on Tuesday that they’re beginning to develop a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children in the state.  Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.