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January 2017

2017 Legislative Briefing

We can all agree that children deserve the opportunity to develop to their full potential.  In Connecticut, that shared goal can become a statewide reality. 

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
November 2016

Persistent Racial Inequality in School Arrest Rates in Connecticut

Increasingly, stakeholders across Connecticut recognize the negative outcomes youth experience from exclusionary discipline and juvenile justice system involvement.

Issue Area:
Juvenile Justice
May 2016

Impact of the Final FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Following hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts in Fiscal Year 2016, Connecticut policymakers tackled the nearly $1 billion budget deficit in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) by adopting a two-pro

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
May 2016

Struggling with School Transitions: Evaluating exclusionary discipline practices by grade

When students are removed from the classroom via suspension, expulsion, or arrest, they are more likely to experience academic failure, be retained, drop out of school, use drugs, or become involve

Issue Areas:
Education, Juvenile Justice
April 2016

Impact of the Governor’s, Republican, and Democrat Proposed FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Following hundreds of millions in dollars of cuts to health, human services and education to close a billion dollar budget hole in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16), lawmakers are once again facing tough ch

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
February 2015

Keeping Kids in Class: School Discipline in Connecticut, 2008-2013

Fewer students are being excluded from the classroom through suspensions, expulsions, and arrests in recent years, this report finds. 

Issue Areas:
Education, Juvenile Justice
August 2014

Protecting Kids, Preventing Crime: Creating a Fair and Effective Juvenile Justice System

Connecticut has made great improvements in recent years in its treatment of young people involved in the juvenile justice system. 

Issue Area:
Juvenile Justice
May 2014

Valuing Our Children: How the Final Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Revisions Impact Connecticut

The final state budget approved by state legislators will result in significant improvements in educational opportunities for Connecticut children from preschool through college.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Health, Juvenile Justice
March 2014

Ensuring Effective Treatment for Girls in Connecticut's Juvenile Justice System

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) recently opened a new locked facility for young women involved in its juvenile justice system.

Issue Area:
Juvenile Justice
September 2013

Arresting Development: Student Arrests in Connecticut

This analysis of records from Connecticut schools shows an encouraging reduction in the number of student arrests in our schools.  This reduction in arrest rates was likely due to reforms of s

Issue Areas:
Education, Juvenile Justice