Sen. Seminara questions DCF about Harwinton group home

October 12, 2023

(CT Mirror)

The commissioner was asked by Sen. Lisa Seminara, a ranking Republican on the children’s committee who represents Harwinton, about whether the frequent incidents of abuse and neglect ever led the agency to consider not renewing the facility’s contract.

“It’s hard to look at things in hindsight and say what we would have, should have, could have done at that particular time,” Dorantes responded. “I will say that each of those incidents were best investigated and evaluated on their merit and that we continue to work with this provider and their ability to make sure that they maintain staff that can keep it safe.”