Reports Without Surveillance: Connecticut’s New Child Welfare Experiment
Connecticut's plan to open care management sites for family services is intended to offer an alternative to child welfare involvement.
Why We Use The Term ‘Emerging Adults’
As the criminal justice system begins to take into account the research into emerging adults, the field is slowly adjusting to how it treats them.
Justice Department: Youths’ Constitutional Rights Violated at Connecticut-run Lockup
A two-year federal probe has uncovered evidence that residents of a state-run juvenile lockup in Connecticut were improperly punished with solitary confinement and systematically deprived of mental health services and schooling.
In Connecticut, Youth Justice Reform Has Become an Election Year Issue
A recent tragedy in Connecticut has helped to make the state's recent run of youth justice reform a hot-button issue at election time.
Connecticut Establishes Baby Bond Program to Reduce Wealth Disparity
To address wealth disparity, Connecticut has set aside public funds that will establish trust funds for babies born July 1 and later.
Connecticut Seeks to Raise Age of Juvenile Arrest from 7 to 10
Connecticut is one of the handful of states that is currently looking at raising the minimum age for juvenile court jurisdiction, in this case from 7 to 10 years old.
How Connecticut Moved From Institutions to Families
In response to a large influx of children into state care in the late 1990s resulting from tragedies that spawned fear within the agency, Connecticut developed a sprawling system of institutional settings to have enough “placements.”
Several States Ponder Expansion of Juvenile Justice Beyond 18
The movement to raise the age of juvenile justice systems around the country is continuing, with several states considering a move beyond the age of 18. At least nine states are expected to consider proposals that would expand the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system during the current legislative season, according to a press briefing held last week by the Campaign for Youth Justice.
Nationally Acclaimed, Locally Controversial: Joette Katz Reflects on an Unusually Long Tenure Running Connecticut’s Foster Care System
Joette Katz has left the building. The former Connecticut state Supreme Court Justice, who served as commissioner of state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for both of former Gov. Daniel Malloy’s (D) terms, put in her last day in January.