Voices from the Capitol


Challenges to reentering the workforce after jailtime hurts families, report says

August 24, 2023 •

Click HERE to listen to the article. Connecticut’s justice-impacted population could help solve the state’s labor shortage — but only if they receive better support, according to a report from advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children. The report cited low wages, educational barriers, acc...

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Report: CT’s Former Prison Population Needs Workforce Re-Entry Help

August 23, 2023 •

Play A new report found the state of Connecticut needs to do more for its recently released prison population. The Connecticut Voices for Children report showed most jobs available for this population do not provide a sustainable income, and the state’s labor shortage following the COVID-19 ...

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Prioritizing reentry from prison will boost CT’s economy, report says

August 22, 2023 •

Staff at reentry centers told researchers they would likely have to shut down in 2024 unless the state provides additional funding To combat a workforce shortage that continues to plague Connecticut, a leading child advocacy group is recommending that the state turn to people leaving incarceration t...

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Report Highlights Barriers for Post-Prison Employment

August 22, 2023 •

Connecticut needs to remove barriers that make it harder for people to obtain better paying jobs once they are released from prison, Connecticut Voices for Children said in a new report Tuesday. CT Voices said certain policy and education barriers limit the career options for people once they’ve s...

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CT Ranks 9th in U.S. in Children’s Well-Being Overall, But Inaccessible, Unaffordable Child Care Pushes Parents to Breaking Point, Hurts Economic Growth

June 20, 2023 •

The number of children living in poverty in Connecticut has decreased. However, the lack of affordable and accessible child care and Connecticut’s slower economic recovery have contributed to declining family economic security when compared to other states in the nation. That’s according to the ...

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There’s an extreme need for affordable child care in Connecticut, the 2023 Kids Count report says

June 16, 2023 •

Connecticut Public Radio | By Lesley Cosme Torres Published June 16, 2023 at 4:21 PM EDT Connecticut ranks ninth in the country for overall child well-being, a drop from the state’s seventh-place ranking last year. That’s according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a child advo...

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2023 Kids Count report: Where does CT rank in child well-being?

June 14, 2023 •

Connecticut’s 9th place ranking in the annual Kids Count report is a drop of two places from last year Connecticut was ranked 9th in the nation on child well-being in an annual report released Wednesday, with a need for more affordable child care and a static poverty rate among the factors that le...

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Report: CT Children Need Health, Education Investments

June 14, 2023 •

Click HERE to listen to the article. Investments in education and health are needed to bolster Connecticut’s children, a new annual report found. In the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Book, the state’s overall ranking for child well-being has slightly declined in the...

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CT pushes increased support for youth transitioning out of foster care

June 6, 2023 •

Pictures of children in foster care that need a family to adopt them greet DCF staff each morning as they enter the office. When he turned 18 and decided to go to college to become a social worker, Christian Ripke knew that his biological family wouldn’t be able to help him pay expenses. Ripke, wh...

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Many eyes on CT budget, which must address inequalities

February 7, 2023 •

Connecticut legislators will look through a different lens Wednesday when Gov. Ned Lamont proposes the next state budget. For the first time in state history, the governor must demonstrate what that plan will do to address longstanding inequalities in education, health care, housing and economic opp...

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