YLC Letter to Commissioner Susan Hamilton re Congregate Care for Young Children

Published On: June 1, 2009

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Since 2009, the Youth Law Center has been working with Connecticut advocates to reduce group care, particularly for young children under the age of six, using research about the negative effects that group care can have on young children to advocate for change. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) issued a report on August 4, 2011, that reviews some of this research, which is available on YLC’s Just Beginning website. According to this report, congregate care will be substantially reduced for Connecticut children in foster care.

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