“A Staggering Failure”

September 26, 2018

(Please read and share the attached CT Mirror article, which includes my comments.  Send me your comments at Len.Suzio@cga.ct.gov and include your name and town.)

Independent reviews describe state’s failure to protect children at Middletown psychiatric facility

Two independent reviews of Connecticut’s residential psychiatric hospital for children in Middletown describe a staggering failure by multiple state agencies to protect children, and provide details about an environment so unsafe that seven other children attempted to kill themselves in the months surrounding the suicide of an 8-months pregnant teenager in June.

State Sen. Len Suzio, and the Republican co-chairman of the Children’s Committee, said during an interview Tuesday night that the reports show the “unbelievable incompetence” of DCF and DPH.

What in the world was DPH doing? It’s damning. There was no follow up,” he said. “I don’t believe there was a serious commitment to improve anything.”

(Read the full story by clicking the link below.)

https://ctmirror.org/2018/09/26/independent-reviews-describe-states-failure-protect-children-middletown-psychiatric-facility/