Rights & Justice

Promoting the well-being of Connecticut children, youth, and families

We focus on key issues regarding Rights and Justice

Rights

Our rights work is focused on child welfare, specifically:

  • Supporting investments in families and communities to prevent neglect and abuse
  • Improving services and outcomes for children placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families

Learn more about child welfare issues and related rights issues.

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Justice

Our juvenile justice work seeks to:

  • Reduce the number of children and youth involved in the justice system and improve outcomes for children and youth who are involved
  • Keep children, youth, schools, and communities safe
  • Address academic, mental health, and behavioral health needs as early as in a child’s life as possible
  • Provide children and youth involved in the justice system with developmentally-appropriate services
  • Reduce recidivism
  • Reduce inequities in the juvenile justice system attributable to poverty and race

 

Our adult justice work seeks to:

  • Reduce the number of adults with children in the justice system and improve outcomes for families
  • Provide adults with children in the justice system with the academic, mental health, and behavioral health supports needed to reemerge into society and their families
  • Reduce inequities in the adult justice system attributable to poverty and race

Learn more about juvenile and adult justice issues and related justice issues.

Rights & Justice Publications