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As Child Advocate, Jeanne Milstein is charged with overseeing the protection and care of the state's most vulnerable residents.
Milstein has been very critical of the state Department of Children and Families, a department that she says operates in "crisis response" mode...and it's had plenty of crises.
For more than a decade, Connecticut's system of caring for children has been failing. Whether it's appropriate placement for kids who "age out" of state care - or the welfare of those with developmental disabilities - or the struggles to find an appropriate system for dealing with juvenile detention - Connecticut has been in "crisis mode" when it comes to it's most vulnerable citizens.
Milstein's job is to oversee the protection and care of Connecticut Children, and it's been an uphill climb, through many changes in the Department of Children and Families, and associated agencies given the task of caring for kids in the state.
Today, where we live, we welcome back Jeanne Milstein, to take your calls, and to talk about the welfare of children.
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