Commission on Children

September 2009

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Commission on Children in the news
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  • The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) site in Bridgeport was profiled in the August 16 edition of the Connecticut Post. More than 200 parents have graduated from Bridgeport PLTI since its launch in 1998, the article noted.
  • Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman was quoted in an op-ed article that appeared in the July 4 edition of the Connecticut Post. The article, by Gary Stanek, praised the legislature for the adoption of Public Act 09-175, An Act Concerning Responsible Fatherhood and Strong Families.
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About the Commission
Created in 1985 by the Connecticut General Assembly, the 25-member Commission on Children brings together the three branches of government--legislative, executive, and judicial--as well as the private sector to promote public policies in the best interests of children. More

The Connecticut Commission on Children
18-20 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT  06106-1591
Phone: (860) 240-0290  
Fax: (860) 240-0248

Commission members: M. Alex Geertsma, M.D., F.A.A.P., Chair; George A. Coleman, Vice Chair; Mary Grace Reed, Secretary; James P. Cordier, Treasurer; Laura Lee Simon, Chair Emerita; Judith Busch; Representative Andrew M. Fleischmann; Mary K. Fox; Senator Jonathan Harris; Alison Hilding; Senator Andrew J. McDonald; Josh Piteo; Barbara J. Ruhe; Representative Toni Walker; John Yrchik. Ex-officio members: commissioners of children and families, developmental services, public health, education, social services, and correction; the secretary of policy and management; the attorney general; and the chief court administrator. More information

Commission staff:
Elaine Zimmerman, executive director; Thomas R. Brooks, director of policy and research analysis; Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) director; Kevin Flood, public information officer and webmaster; Mary Kate Lowndes, director of development; Rachel Levy, executive secretary; Edie Luciano, legislative secretary. Contact information

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