Perspectives on Transforming the Child Protection System - Connecticut’s Journey

Event Description

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The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has recently been recognized in the media as paving the way for transformation of the child protection system, including reducing out-of-home placements for children as well as racial disparities in the system. Commissioner Dorantes and Deputy Commissioner Hill-Lilly will share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in Connecticut to combat racial disparities in the child protection system and prevent the trauma of out-of-home placements.


Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes, Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Deputy Commissioner Jodi Hill-Lilly, Executive Sponsor to Racial Justice at Connecticut DCF
Zoe Stout, Legal Director, Connecticut Department of Children and Families

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 479799


Children & the Law Section Member: $5
MSBA Member not in the Children & the Law Section: $10
Non-MSBA Member: $15
Law Student/New Admittee: FREE
GALS/Social Workers: FREE (use promo code GALSW at checkout)

Registration Deadline:  April 12, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Covid-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager: Tram Nguyen | | 612-278-6316

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Friday, April 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Live Webinar - Zoom