Substance Use Services in the Department of Children and
This study assessed Department of Children and Families (DCF) services that address parental and child substance use disorders. It also examined the nature and extent of DCF program coordination with other related governmental and community agencies. Where possible, this analysis was to highlight the impact, if any, that the increase in heroin and other opioids use in Connecticut have had on child protection services.
The PRI committee voted to direct its staff to draft a study scope in the area of opioid use on February 29, 2016, and approved the draft study scope on April 13, 2016. An informational public hearing was held on the study on September 21, 2016.
On December 7, 2016, the committee voted unanimously to approve the PRI staff findings and recommendations report as presented by the study staff. The final committee report is under Products, along with a one-pager on study highlights.