Connecticut Commission on Children: An Agency of the Connecticut General Assembly
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1591

Phone: (860) 240-0290  | Fax: (860) 240-0248 | E-mail


Investing in Children: Connecticut's Landmark Prevention Law

When Connecticut lawmakers concluded that state government did too much "crisis" spending - in other words, paying huge sums to deal with the results of troubled and neglected childhoods - they adopted Public Act 06-179, An Act Concerning State Investment in Prevention. Read more

A Children's Stock Portfolio

The Children's Portfolio, released in April 2007 by the Commission on Children, shows that state prevention policies help children succeed while producing a healthy return-on-investment (ROI) for the state. "Simply put, it pays to invest in prevention for children," House Speaker James A. Amann said.
Download a PDF copy of the Portfolio | Order printed copies | Read more

Connecticut's Playbook for Prevention

Winners are made, not born. With that in mind, the Connecticut Commission on Children and its partners have put together Connecticut's Playbook for Prevention, a "game plan" that parents, educators, care providers, and policymakers can follow to ensure all Connecticut children grow into happy, healthy, and productive adults. Go to the Playbook website

Communicating Prevention Policies for Children

In 2005, the Commission on Children and its partners commissioned the FrameWorks Institute, a Maryland-based communications research organization, to identify the most effective ways to inform the public on prevention policies. Download the Frameworks report (PDF)

Listening Tour: Community Conversations on Prevention

From late 2001 through mid 2002, the Connecticut Commission on Children and The Governor’s
Prevention Partnership held a series of conversations in communities across Connecticut -- a "listening tour" -- to learn the views of people from different communities, occupations
and perspectives on the subject of prevention. The resulting report was submitted to the State Prevention Council, which was charged with developing a state prevention plan and framework. Download the report (PDF)

This page was last updated: January 28, 2015

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