September 30, 2014

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Commissioner Bremby, Elaine Zimmerman  

Improving Pathways to Employment:
A Best Practices Forum

TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, was launched by the federal government in 1997 as a centerpiece of welfare reform. On September 24, the Commission held a forum on ways in which TANF might connect Connecticut families to employment opportunities. The event was co-hosted by the state departments of Labor and Social Services. Read more





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The Commission on Children:
18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT  06106-1591
Phone: 860.240.0290 | Fax: (860) 240-0248

About the Commission: Created with bipartisan support in 1985 by the Connecticut legislature, the Commission on Children brings together the various levels of government, the private sector, nonprofit agencies, and philanthropy to promote public policies in the best interests of children. More

Commission members: George A. Coleman, Chair; James P. Cordier, Vice-Chair; Mary Grace Reed, Treasurer; Alison Hilding, Secretary; Mark DeWaele, D.M.D.; Robert Francis; Donald Green; Jordan E. Grossman; Josh Piteo; Deborah J. Poerio; Susan B. Roman; Barbara J. Ruhe; and Laura Lee Simon, member emerita. 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; Kevin Flood, communications director; Steven Hernández, Esq., director of policy and research; Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, director of parent engagement and family policy; Mary Kate Lowndes, director of development and special initiatives; Kelly Martin, legislative secretary; and Heather Petit, executive secretary. Contact information

Newsletter editor: Kevin Flood

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