The Post-Incident Workplace Employee Reference "POWER" Program Resource Page


The Post-Incident Workplace Employee Reference, POWER, Program supports the Department of Correction's initiative of employee wellness by providing support, informational resources, and referrals to victim services, counseling, and trauma-centered services following a critical incident-staff assault.

Commissioner's Message

One of my primary goals as Commissioner is to reduce the incidents of trauma that transpire within our department. However due to the nature of corrections, and despite our best efforts, some incidents of trauma do still occur.

The purpose of this webpage is to provide information to anyone who has experienced trauma (whether physical, emotional or vicarious), in the hopes of minimizing the negative effects it can have on one's life.

It is my sincere hope that the information located on this page will assist those affected by trauma with the healing process.


Resources for Staff Affected by Trauma

The POWER Card


*Click here to access a printable version of the form.   Power Cards are also available at all facilities and parole offices.

Solutions Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Call 24/7 for confidential counseling, support, and professional resources. Services available to employees and immediate family members.

Phone: 1-800-526-3485       Website:

Connecticut Info Line

2-1-1 is the confidential, free, 24-hour a day, and multilingual way to

locate hundreds of human services in your area to include

Mobile Crisis, EMPS Children Services, etc… 

Phone: 2-1-1 (Toll-free)          Website:

Federal Medical Leave Act Information (FMLA)

   FMLA CT Phone: 860-263-6000  

   DAS Memo outlining leave benefits for CT state employees:

Brochure explaining FLMA benefits to CT state employees:

Victim Services Related Links:


·       Critical Incident Stress Response Program (Link to Brochure- PDF)

·       Connecticut Department of Correction, Victim Services Unit

·       Conn. Statewide Automated Information Notification (CT-SAVIN)

·       Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

·       Office of Victim Services-Judicial

·       Office of the Victim Advocate

·       Board of Pardons and Paroles

·       Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)

·       Mothers Against Drunk Driving

·       National Center for Victims of Crime

Workers Compensation Related Links to include:

·       State of CT, DAS-Workers Compensation Division

Phone: 860-713-5002


·       State of CT, DOC - Workers Compensation Unit

            Phone: 860-692-6852

·       Gallagher-Bassett (Workers Compensation Matters)

Main phone: 866-422-9125

Injury Reporting Hotline: 800-828-2717

PreCerts-Tests, Surgeries, or Treatments): 800-220-2517

Adjusters: 866-422-7622


Miscellaneous Resources:

·       Connecticut Department of Correction, Inmate Search


·       Desert Waters; Correctional Oasis Newsletter:


·       Correctional Peace Officers Organization


The POWER Program is funded with a 2016 Talent Management Innovation Grant awarded to the CT Department of Correction by CPS HR Consulting.

The purpose of the CPS HR Talent Management grant program is to support excellence in the field of human resources through recognition of contributions to public service that foster quality, fairness, equity, and solutions to organizational needs.  The grant is awarded to a deserving agency to encourage and support an innovative HR practice or program in the public sector.