Child Fatality Investigations 1996 through 2003
A Summary of Findings and Recommendations
Related to the Department of Children and Families

While a number of other agencies and organizations were implicated for deficiencies in almost all of the investigations conducted in the years 1996 through 2003, the Department of Children and Families is the focus of this summary as the lead agency in Connecticut for child protection, children’s mental health and juvenile justice.  The purpose of this summary is to describe what only such a cumulative review reveals as disturbing patterns of problematic management and case practice in the DCF organization.  The full, 7 page summary can be downloaded using the following link: 1996-2003 Summary of Investigations Related to DCF