Written by Senate Democrats
Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:55
Connecticut- Legislation raised in the General Assembly’s Select Committee on Children this week would change the state’s notification process in the event that a complaint of child abuse or neglect is substantiated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF).
State Senator Anthony Musto, D-22nd District, who currently serves as interim chair of the Select Committee on Children, raised the concept with the support of Representative Andres Ayala, Jr. (D-Bridgeport). Under the proposal, DCF would be required to provide a noncustodial parent with a copy of any complaint not later than five days after disclosing a report and notice to a custodial parent.
“Noncustodial parents have a significant interest in the health and well-being of their child, despite their custodial status,” said Senator Musto. “Parental involvement is important in cases involving the treatment of children. When it’s in the best interest of the child, noncustodial parents should be kept apprised of proceedings.” FULL STORY
What an interesting concept. I do note that this is not about custody for the non-custodial parent. So children of divorce are still likely to end up in state custody rather than with the other parent.