Conn. Department of Children and Families

Craig LeMoult

Connecticut lawmakers called a hearing Friday to ask the Department of Children and Families how the state’s two secure juvenile detention facilities, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School for Boys (CJTS) and the Pueblo Unit for girls, are changing.

Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz answered questions from state lawmakers about two reports that found widespread mistreatment of boys and girls in the two juvenile detention facilities that are run directly by DCF.

Katz told the general assembly’s children’s committee at an Aug. 8 informational hearing that there have been improvements at the facilities. She said the population at the boys’ detention center has never been lower than today.

Audit Finds Repeated Errors At Conn. Child Welfare Agency

Jul 30, 2015

Connecticut's state auditors released a report Thursday that found repeated financial and administrative mistakes have been made at the Department of Children and Families and its various facilities.

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.