➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
CT: Forum: Independent reviews of DCF improve the safety and well-being of children in state care (Opinion)
New Haven Register – April 13, 2017
Independent oversight of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families is a hotly debated topic this legislative session. In just the past few months, three new independent reports (two from a federal court monitor, the other from a federal agency) have left legislators with doubts about DCF’s transparency of reporting and accountability to children and families. Legislators have responded by proposing multiple bills with the intent of creating an independent oversight body for the child welfare system. All three reports are alarming.