CAHS is an independent, not-for-profit organization that champions important issues through research, advocacy, policy development and outreach. They focus on the critical areas of hunger, healthcare, childcare, education, employment, financial security and community strengthening.
The Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Inc. is a non profit organization that is committed to strengthening Foster and Adoptive Families and Relative Caregivers through support, training, and advocacy with the aim of nurturing child safety, well being and stability in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community.
The Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, and Seniors was created in 1985 by a joint act of the Connecticut Legislature. This non-partisan Commission brings 25 representatives from the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government together with the private sector to promote public policies in children’s best interest.
Connecticut for Community Youth Development (CCYD) is a statewide project that stimulates state and local commitment to positive youth development as an essential prerequisite for healthy communities. Its aim is to increase the number of young citizens who are contributing members of their communities.
The web site of the state legislature.
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) is responsible for overseeing the distribution and use of federal juvenile justice funds to support youth development programs and improvements to Connecticut’s juvenile justice system.
The web site of the state’s education department.
Connecticut Voices for Children is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth through high-quality research and public policy analysis, an active communication program, a commitment to promoting youth leadership and youth voice, and effective citizen mobilization and organizational collaboration.
CJIS – Connecticut’s Justice Information System – the umbrella term for the information system activity among the agencies with justice responsibilities in Connecticut.
This federally funded program, the 5% Set Aside Program or Byrne Memorial Program (5% of the Drug Control System Improvement (DCSI) Formula Grant Program), provides funding for a range of activities to upgrade or establish better data sharing and management of criminal history data.
The Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc. is a non-profit organization located at the University of Connecticut School of Law whose mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of poor children dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care.
The mission of the Office of the Child Advocate is to oversee the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being.
The Tow Foundation’s mission is to promote and support effective non-profit programs and to encourage the development of initiatives that are based on sound research. The foundation seeks to leverage funding from various sources to ensure the long-term quality of services and is committed to finding ways to fill some of the gaps left by other funders.
The Juvenile Justice Center provides training and technical assistance to the juvenile justice community. The Juvenile Justice Center is a program of the ABA Criminal Justice Section.
The Casey Foundation’s juvenile justice reform agenda is designed to improve the odds that delinquent youth can make successful transitions to adulthood, primarily by reforming juvenile justice system so that they lock up fewer youth, rely more on proven, family-focused interventions, and create opportunities for positive youth development.
The Campaign for Youth Justice (C4YJ) is a national campaign dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating children under the age of 18 in the adult justice system by empowering those moved to act for youth justice.
The Center for Public Integrity conducts independent investigative reporting and produces media stories on juvenile justice issues, distributing original journalism through its network of media outlets.
Founded in 1975 as a non-profit legal service, Juvenile Law Center (JLC) is one of the oldest children’s rights organizations in the United States. JLC works on behalf of children who have come within the purview of public agencies – for example, abused or neglected children placed in foster homes, delinquent youth sent to residential treatment facilities or adult prisons, or children in placement with specialized services needs.
The National Juvenile Justice Network enhances the ability of statewide juvenile justice coalitions to advocate for fair, equitable and developmentally appropriate adjudication and treatment for all youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system.
The W. Haywood Burns Institute is a leading national organization working to reduce the overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system.
The Vera Institute of Justice works closely with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice. Vera develops innovative, affordable programs that often grow into self-sustaining organizations, studies social problems and current responses, and provides practical advice and assistance to government officials in New York and around the world.