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In Re Deshawn D.

June 26, 2012

In Re Deshawn D. 136 Conn. App. 373 (2012) Officially Released:  June 26, 2012   In this case, the Appellate court held that a juvenile who was committed to DCF for fifteen months following a probation violation was not entitled to a reduction in the time of his commitment based on credit for the time […]


In Re Jeffrey M.

May 2, 2012

Delinquency Authority of Trial Court In re Jeffrey M., 134 Conn. App. 29, *** A.2d *** (2012) (Judge Dyer) The appellate court held that the trial court did not have statutory authority to order the Department of Children and Families to place a child who is adjudicated as delinquent and committed to DCF in an […]


In Re Jarelle G.

February 6, 2012

In Re Jarelle G. 133 Conn. App. 244 Juvenile Justice Appellate Court 2012 In this juvenile justice case, the respondent Jarelle G. sought appellate review of the trial court’s holding which pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. §46b-141(b), extended his delinquency commitment to the custody of the petitioner commissioner of children and families for a supplementary […]


State v. Juan L.

May 19, 2009

Connecticut Supreme Court May 19, 2009 291 Conn. 556   The sole issue decided by the Connecticut Supreme court in Juan L. was the interpretation of whether Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-56d, which governs the commitment or release of criminal defendants who are not competent to stand trial, applies in the Superior Court for Juvenile […]


Earl B. v. Commissioner of Children and Families

November 8, 2008

2008 Conn. LEXIS 297   In this juvenile justice case, the Connecticut Supreme Court addressed the question of whether a juvenile adjudicated as delinquent and committed to the custody of the Department of Children and Families pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-140(j) is entitled to a hearing pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 17a-15 […]


In re William D.

November 13, 2007

CT Supreme Court 284 Conn. 305 November 13, 2007 In this juvenile justice case, the Connecticut Supreme Court addressed the question of whether a trial court may extend a delinquency commitment when the “child” at issue has reached the age of 16, given that the definition of “child” in Conn. Gen. Stat. 46b-120 is defined […]


N.G. ex rel. S.G. v. Connecticut

September 7, 2004

Second Circuit Court of Appeals 382 F.2d 3rd 225 ( 2d Cir. 2004) September 7, 2004   The second circuit court of appeals recently held that the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s repetitive strip search policy at the state’s juvenile detention centers (“JDC”) violates the fourth amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable searches. In N.G. ex rel. S.G. v. Conn., […]


In re Darien S.

March 23, 2004

Connecticut Appellate Court 82 Conn. App. 169 (2004) March 23, 2004   In an issue of first impression, the Connecticut Appellate Court, in In re Darien S., thoughtfully affirmed the trial court’s decision to approve the state Department of Children and Families’ (“DCF”) “permanency plan” for a committed juvenile delinquent’s future placement. Specifically, the appellate […]


In re Steven M.

February 26, 2002

CT Appellate Division 68 Conn. App. 427 (2002) Feb 26, 2002   See In re Steven M.: 264 Conn. 747 (2003) for a summary of the appeal of this case in the Connecticut Supreme Court. In an important decision limiting the Department of Children and Families’ (“Department”) inherent power to unilaterally transfer a mentally disabled juvenile delinquent […]


In re Steven M.


CT Appellate Division 68 Conn. App. 427 (2002) Feb 26, 2002   See In re Steven M.: 264 Conn. 747 (2003) for a summary of the appeal of this case in the Connecticut Supreme Court. In an important decision limiting the Department of Children and Families’ (“Department”) inherent power to unilaterally transfer a mentally disabled […]


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