Abusive DCF Employees Should Be Fired; Will Union Protect Them?

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The DCF’s response has been clinical and sanitized. They say they are already addressing the problems outlined in the child advocate’s report, as well as a report written by an expert at the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice.

Promising more staff training, DCF Commissioner Joette Katz said: “We will need more to create the therapeutic and rehabilitative system that youth need to recover from adversities and achieve success.” Whatever that means.

A few weeks ago Katz wrote about the Second Chance initiative in an op-ed. I too believe in second chances — but I do not believe a person should be given a second chance to abuse a child.

From Susan Bigelow’s CTNewsJunkie op-ed a few weeks ago: “A long time ago I spoke with someone who had worked at a DCF facility, and I asked him about what the biggest problem he had to deal with there was. He looked at me, eyes heavy, and said: ‘The staff’.”

It must be incredibly difficult to work with these teens. Many of them have been through hell to get where they are, and they likely take it out on the staff. In this kind of unstable environment, it becomes all the more necessary to have people who can handle the weight of the job without lashing out.

And still. If we know that children are being abused in state custody, then something must be done about it. Any member of the DCF’s staff who hurts a child, whether physically or emotionally, should be fired.

And if that happens, then hopefully their union won’t stand in the way.

Suzanne Bates is the policy director for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. She lives in South Windsor with her family. Follow her on Twitter @suzebates.

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13 thoughts on “Abusive DCF Employees Should Be Fired; Will Union Protect Them?

  1. DCF in this state is a complete disaster – as is our state’s “family” court system. This story and situation is about far more than just children being abused in DCF’s lock up facilities – its across the entire dysfunctional and abusive “child protection” system we have in this state. Its a about a DCF is that completely out of any sense of control, whose Ombudsman does little more than cover up the department’s constant failings. Its about a DCF where more children die or are harmed in their care than if they were left where they were. And we all pay $353/year in taxes for every man woman and child in this state for this?? Its about Judge Bozzuto’s “family” court that allows children to be ignored and abused and court orders to be blatantly violated, while judges focus almost exclusively on making sure a well connected group of elitist group of old attorneys and “Guardian ad Litems” get paid, parents being jailed for not being able to offer the attorneys Judge Bozzuto forces onto their cases for no good or valid reason. This is about local police refusing to cite parents for clear violations of our state’s criminal Custodial Interference laws. And we wonder why we have problems and literally thousands of people are leaving the state to protect their families for this state sponsored abuse and neglect? ENOUGH. Its time for this state to ACT and CLEAN HOUSE.

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  2. DCF in this state is a complete disaster – as is our state’s “family” court system. This story and situation is about far more than just children being abused in DCF’s lock up facilities – its across the entire dysfunctional and abusive “child protection” system we have in this state.

    Its a about a DCF is that completely out of any sense of control, whose Ombudsman does little more than cover up the department’s constant failings. Its about a DCF where more children die or are harmed in their care than if they were left where they were. And we all pay $353/year in taxes for every man woman and child in this state for this??

    Its about Judge Bozzuto’s “family” court system which allows children to be ignored and abused as the court’s own orders are blatantly violated, who cares? While Judge Bozzuto and her judges focus almost exclusively on making sure a well connected group of elitist old attorneys and “Guardian ad Litems” get paid – as Judge Bozzuto jails parents for not being able to afford the attorneys Judge Bozzuto forces onto their cases for no good or valid reason.

    This is about local police refusing to cite parents for clear violations of our state’s criminal Custodial Interference laws. And we wonder why we have problems and literally thousands of people are leaving the state to protect their families for this state sponsored abuse and neglect? ENOUGH. Its time for this state to ACT and CLEAN HOUSE.

    Liked by 4 people

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