Sen. Seminara statement on departure of DCF Commissioner Dorantes

December 13, 2023

Sen. Lisa Seminara, the Ranking Senator on the Committee on Children, issued the following statement regarding the departure of CT Department of Children and Families Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes.

“For more than three decades, Commissioner Dorantes has dedicated herself to improving the lives of vulnerable Connecticut children and their families.  The DCF commissioner’s role is among the most difficult, challenging and frustrating in state government. We thank Commissioner Dorantes for her service, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors. There continues to be much work to do in terms of strengthening state policies that protect children, and I will continue to work closely with DCF leadership and my fellow lawmakers to make reforms.”