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DCF And Klingberg Family Centers Launch Joint Initiative

To Expand Home And Family Services for Children

Reduced Reliance On Congregate Care Enables Shift In Focus

 HARTFORD — The Connecticut State Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Klingberg Family Centers are launching a joint effort to move from traditional congregate services for children to an array of family and community based alternatives.

 DCF Commissioner Joette Katz said this step is one of many toward achieving the goals outlined in the Department’s August 2011 report Congregate Care Rightsizing and Redesign. In that report, DCF outlined a plan to reduce utilization of highly structured and more costly residential treatment placements in favor of increased supports for families and expanded use of foster and adoptive family resources, especially with relatives.

For full press release, click  DCF Klingberg Joint Announcement Jan 3 2011