State Advisory Council (SAC)

NEW!  The DCF Region 2 CRP, a partnership of the RAC and FEEL (Fathers Engaged Empower Love) created a video to celebrate men in the lives of their children and young people in their communities.  FEEL was asked to learn more about how the Department and community providers engage men, or not, and to make recommendations for how to train Department employees and service providers. This video is one of the outcomes of the CRP’s efforts:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/14deAlpTmoi-87K_Yfv1HG3CnIAwGArno/view?ts=5af9df07

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SAC Statute as amended by Public Act 12-82, § 2 (Effective October 1, 2012)

Sec. 17a-4. State Advisory Council on Children and Families. Appointment. Powers and duties. (a) There shall be a State Advisory Council on Children and Families which shall consist of nineteen members as follows: (1) Thirteen members appointed by the Governor, including at least two persons who are child care professionals, two persons eighteen to twenty-five years of age, inclusive, served by the Department of Children and Families, one child psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in this state and at least one attorney who has expertise in legal issues related to children and youth and seven persons who shall be representative of young persons, parents and others interested in the delivery of services to children and youths, including child protection, behavioral health, juvenile justice and prevention services, at least four of whom shall be parents, foster parents or family members of children who have received, or are receiving, behavioral health services, child welfare services or juvenile services; and (2) six members representing the regional advisory councils established pursuant to section 17a-30, appointed one each by the members of each council. On and after October 1, 2014, no more than half the members of the council shall be persons who receive income from a private practice or any public or private agency that delivers mental health, substance abuse, child abuse prevention and treatment, child welfare services or juvenile services. Members of the council shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Department of Children and Families shall provide the council with funding to facilitate the participation of those members representing families and youth, as well as for other administrative support services. Members shall serve on the council for terms of two years each and no member shall serve for more than three consecutive terms. The commissioner shall be an ex-officio member of the council without vote and shall attend its meetings. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or fifty per cent of all meetings during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned. The council shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson to act in the chairperson's absence.

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DCF Policies

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SAC Meeting Schedule

     February 6
     April 3 (Commissioner)
     June 5
     August 7 (Commissioner)
     October 2
     November (TBD) – SAC Retreat  (Commissioner)
     December 4

 
February 6, 2017
     Agenda
     Minutes
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December 5, 2016 (NO MEETING)
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
         Connecting Children and Families to Care   
November 8, 2016 Retreat
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
         6 Words Describing Your Vision
         DCF Legislative Process
         Regional Administrators Reflections Panel
         State Advisory Council
 
March 7, 2016 
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
           SAC List & Terms
           RAC List
           RAC 2 Communication Report (12/15)
           RAC 2 Communication Report (2/16)
           Region 5 Communication Report (12/31/15)
           Region 5 Communication Report (2/25/16)
           RAC 6 Communication Report (3/3/16)
           CFSR Fact Sheet
           CFSR SIG - Round 3
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December 7, 2015
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          RAC 2 Communication Report (10-30-15)
          Region 5 RAC SAC Communication (12-7-15)
          DCF Projections - Children in Placement
          Family Assessment Response (8-28-15)
          Preliminary Summary of Foster Home Quality Satisfaction Survey
          CFSR Quick Reference Items
          CFSR Fact Sheet
          Region 3 RAC Communication Plan
          CRP Funds RAC Application
          2015-2016 SAC Revised Meeting Schedule

 

October 5, 2015
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          RAC 2 Communication (9-25-15)
          RAC 5 Communication (9-24-15)
          RAC By-laws Revised March 2003
          SAC Retreat-15 Outcomes Survey
          SAC Retreat Action Steps (9-14-15)
          SAC RAC Key Strategies (10-5-15)
          2016 SAC Meeting Schedule

August 3, 2015
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HHANDOUTS:
          RAC SAC Communication Form
          Region 4 RAC Final CRP 2015 Report
          Statewide Provider Meeting Notes

June 1, 2015 (Conference call)
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
         2015-2016 SAC Revised Meeting Schedule
         Region 6 RAC Final Recommendations

 

May 11, 2015 (Conference call)
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
           Application for SAC/Citizen Review Funds

April 6, 2015
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          Action Items 
          RAC-Region 5
          Region 5 Kansas Youth Prep for Visit
          Child Fatality Study Memo
          Fatality Study Report
          Memo: Proposed Modification to the SAC Statute
  
January 5, 2015
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:  
          2015 DCF Performance Expectations
          SAC Member Issues (December 2014)
          SAC Retreat Theme Cluster
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December 1
     Agenda
     Minutes

 

November 3
     Agenda
     Minutes 
     HANDOUTS: 
          Action Items
          CT Connection
          CT Connection Web
          DCF Reply Form
          Membership Committee Report
          Recommendation Forms
          SAC Draft Recommendation Forms
          Theme Cluster of Retreat

October 6 
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          Action Items
          2014 Performance Expectations 
          Pat Lorensen Recommendations
          Questions to consider at 2014 Retreat
          SAC App Process
          SAC Current Members
          SAC Meeting Change Poll
          SAC Services
          Themes Cluster of Retreat

 

September 8 - NO MEETING

August 4 -  NO MEETING

July 7
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          2014 Preliminary Legislation
          Excerpt from 7-7-14 meeting

June 2
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          DCF Substance Abuse Org. Chart
          Description of SA Services
          Parent/Family/Youth Stipend Draft
          RAC Application
          RAC Chairs
          SAC Terms

May 5
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          Citizen Review Panel Funds
          Family Stipend Form - Region 1
          Membership Worksheet

April 7
     Agenda
     Minutes
     HANDOUTS:
          Raise the Grade Implementation (Powerpoint)    

March 17 - NO MEETING
February 3 - NO MEETING
January 6 - NO MEETING