T H E C O N N E C T I C U
T L E G I S L A T U R E ' S C O M M I T
T E E O N C H I L D R E N
Read CT MIRROR report here.
And a different case here: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-ct-news-disabled-man-languishes-manchester-hospital-1223-story.html#nws=true
GOVERNOR VETOES D.C.F. OVERSIGHT BILL: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180613_malloy_vetoes_dcf_oversight_bill/
HOMESCHOOLING PUBLIC HEARING
NOTE: Children Committee and Health and Human Services - at least these 2 - will be in the mix next Session
Viewed in three (3) sittings. Billed as dueling reports on the
same subject, but in the end, Child Advocate and DCF Commissioner are
both going to ready legislation...
Child Advocate argues for changes in home schooling. She is a lawyer.
WAS OLDER CHILD ABUSED?
Commissioner of DCF points out that they were only legally allowed to
explore younger child's issues. Not allowed inside the
house. Commissioner was not only a lawyer but a member of the CT
CT CHILDREN COMMITTEE MEMBERS CHIME IN
Several members on the Joint Committee have personal involvement with
the issue of children with autism. There seem to be home school
advocates concerned with government overreach.
Ultimately it became clear to me that there will be legislation coming
forward in the next Session beginning in February 2018 that in my
opinion probably own't do anything to help. We note that in other
testimony by DCF staff (Ombudsman) it was noted that the number of hours
spent going through case files from more than a decade about this
particular extended family there were clues for sure in hindsight but
still no way to apportion time and personnel considering the work load
on DCF social workers.
CHOICES IN A DIFFICULT TIME
Senator somewhat convinced, or so it seemed to me, that this informational forum was indeed worthwhile.
WESTON CT CHILDREN AND YOUTH COMMISSION REVIVED
Wow indeed! We do not follow this regularly but note that they should soon be hiring a new Executive Director.
Discussion of "Juvenile Review Board" on agenda. What is a "JRB" (example found on Internet) - https://www.norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/214/JRB-Brochure-3?bidId=