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  • Child Protection

    This department, with over 40 attorneys, is dedicated to protecting the children of the State of Connecticut from abuse and neglect. This past year, the Child Protection Department successfully represented the Department of Children and families in thousands of juvenile court cases, to protect children who had been abused and neglected and help their placement in permanent safe homes. The department also successfully defended a number of appeals involving these children before the Appellate and Supreme Court.

  • Child Protection Department - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

  • Department of Children & Families Foster Care & Adoption Services Website

    The Website for DCF Foster Care & Adoption Services Phone: 1-800-228- KID-Hero (543-4376)

  • Department of Children and Families - Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect Website

    The Website for Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect. Hotline: 1-800-842-2288 TDD: 1-800-624-5518 The Department has a single point of contact statewide for the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Anyone who suspects that a child has been abused or neglected or is in danger of abuse or neglect is strongly encouraged to call the Hotline.

  • Department of Children and Families - Ways to Help Children Website

    The Website for Department of Children and Families - Ways to Help Children - ways to help children who may have been abused or neglected, or to prevent child abuse and neglect.

  • Kids Counsel: Center for Children's Advocacy

    Visit the website for KidsCounsel Case Library which provides information on synopses of cases recently decided in Connecticut's state and federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court regarding abuse and neglect, adoption, civil liberties, discrimination, education, family law, guardianship, juvenile justice, legal representation, medicaid, and mental health. Also, legislative news, legal resources, pleadings bank, professional resources and more.

  • The American Bar Association

    The ABA Center on Children and Law gives you information on professional training and education, publications and internet resources and technical assistance and consulting. Information about Child Adolescent health, child custody proceedings reform, children exposed to domestic violence and more.

  • The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents

    Information about training, conferences, support, publications, how to make a donation and more.

  • The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Information about domestic violence, the toll-free 24-hour crisis line, safe shelters across the state, services available in Connecticut.

  • The Department of Children and Families

    Information about reporting child abuse, ways to help children, leaving your child alone, foster care and adoption, etc.