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Connecticut Public Acts

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OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Center for Children's Advocacy

Connecticut Practice Book

  • Sec. 14-5 - Definition of Administrative Appeals
  • Sec. 14-6 - Administrative Appeals are Civil Actions
  • Sec. 14-7 - Trial Lists for Administrative Appeals; Briefs; Placing Cases Thereon

Library Materials

  • Paul Chill, The Law Of Child Abuse And Neglect In Connecticut (1997).

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Connecticut General Statutes

Selected statutes:

Chapter 54 - Uniform Administrative Procedure Act

Chapter 319 - Department of Children and Families

  • Sec. 17a-28. Definitions. Confidentiality and access to records; exceptions. Procedure for aggrieved persons.

Chapter 319a - Child Welfare

  • Sec. 17a-101g. Classification and evaluation of reports. Determination of abuse or neglect of child. Investigation. Notice, entry of recommended finding. Referral to local law enforcement authority. Home visit. Removal of child in imminent risk of harm.

  • Sec. 17a-101k. Registry of findings of abuse or neglect of children maintained by Commissioner of Children and Families. Notice of finding of abuse or neglect of child. Appeal of finding. Hearing procedure. Appeal after hearing. Confidentiality. Regulations.

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Connecticut DCF Policy and Regulations

Department of Children and Family Services Policy Manual

Selected Policies:

Selected Regulations:

  • Sec. 17a-101k-2. Notice of Substantiation or Listing on Central Registry
  • Sec. 17a-101k-3. Criteria for registry finding that individual responsible for abuse or neglect of a child poses a risk to the health, safety or well-being of children
  • Sec. 17a-101k-4. Request for Internal Review
  • Sec. 17a-101k-6. Request for an Administrative Hearing
  • Sec. 17a-101k-11. Reconsideration and Appeal
  • Sec. 17a-101k-13. Disclosure

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