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Child Protection
 Child Protection
  This department, with over 40 attorneys, is dedicated to protecting the children of the State of Connecticut from abuse and neglect. This past year, the Child Protection Department successfully represented the Department of Children and families in thousands of juvenile court cases, to protect children who had been abused and neglected and help their placement in permanent safe homes. The department also successfully defended a number of appeals involving these children before the Appellate and Supreme Court.
 
 Department of Children and Families - Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect Website
  The Website for Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect. Hotline: 1-800-842-2288 TDD: 1-800-624-5518 The Department has a single point of contact statewide for the reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. The Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Anyone who suspects that a child has been abused or neglected or is in danger of abuse or neglect is strongly encouraged to call the Hotline.
 
 Department of Children & Families Foster Care & Adoption Services Website
  The Website for DCF Foster Care & Adoption Services Phone: 1-800-228- KID-Hero (543-4376)
 
 Department of Children and Families - Ways to Help Children Website
  The Website for Department of Children and Families - Ways to Help Children - ways to help children who may have been abused or neglected, or to prevent child abuse and neglect.
 
 The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents
  Information about training, conferences, support, publications, how to make a donation and more.
 
 The American Bar Association
  The ABA Center on Children and Law gives you information on professional training and education, publications and internet resources and technical assistance and consulting. Information about Child Adolescent health, child custody proceedings reform, children exposed to domestic violence and more.
 
 The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  Information about domestic violence, the toll-free 24-hour crisis line, safe shelters across the state, services available in Connecticut.
 
 The Department of Children and Families
  Information about reporting child abuse, ways to help children, leaving your child alone, foster care and adoption, etc.
 
 Kids Counsel: Center for Children's Advocacy
  Visit the website for KidsCounsel Case Library which provides information on synopses of cases recently decided in Connecticut's state and federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court regarding abuse and neglect, adoption, civil liberties, discrimination, education, family law, guardianship, juvenile justice, legal representation, medicaid, and mental health. Also, legislative news, legal resources, pleadings bank, professional resources and more.
 
 The Connecticut Child Advocate Website
  The mission of the Child Advocate is to oversee the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being.
 
 Child Protection Department - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers