➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
CT: Opioid crisis puts pressure on Connecticut’s child welfare system
News Times – May 06, 2017
As the opioid crisis worsens in Connecticut, state agencies are coping not just with growing demand for treatment programs but also with added pressure on the child welfare system as children of addicts are put into foster care. In less than a year, the foster care caseload increased by 12 percent in the region that includes Danbury, Waterbury and Torrington, according to the Department of Children and Families (DCF).