Child Abuse and Neglect

 

“800” Project: Protecting Youth who are Aging Out of DCF Care

Developed by the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) in conjunction with the Office of the Public Defender, CCA is training pro bono attorneys to represent DCF-involved youth (aged 18+) who have received notices discharging them from care and/or who are looking to re-engage with DCF.  Older foster youth often age out of the system due to a lack of permanency options. Despite a desire to continue with DCF, many receive notification (“800” Form) of DCF’s intention to discontinue support. For information about this project, please email Stacy Schleif, Esq.
Info Flyer about the 800 Project   Form for Youth to Request Continuing DCF Involvement

 

Administrative Decisions

CGS § 4-180a requires that if any agency wishes to rely on final administrative decisions as precedent, the decisions must be indexed and available for public inspection and copying to the extent required by FOIA. Click for indexed and summarized substantiation decisions. For a full copy of these decisions, make your request in writing to the Administrative Hearings Unit.

 

Child Protection Casebook, Feb 2013
Compendium of Supreme and Appellate Court child protection decisions

 

Case Library

Connecticut Law about Child Abuse and Neglect

Connecticut Judicial Branch Guide to the Law of Abuse and Neglect

 

Consent Decrees

 

DCF Information

 

Interagency Agreements

 

SpeakUp: CCA Legal Rights Books and Videos

 

Sample Records Requests

 

Pleadings Bank

 

 

Standards of Practice for Child Protection Attorneys in Juvenile Matters

 

Standing Orders

 

 

Significant Recent Legislation

 

Attorney Training Opportunities

 

TIPS for Lawyers – FAQs and Updates on Key Issues in Child Protection Law

 

 

Other Resources

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