Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that he plans to nominate Joette Katz to remain the leader of the Department of Children and Families — the state agency that has 4,000 abused and neglected children in its care on any given day.
"She has shown she has the experience to lead a team of dedicated staff who strive to ensure that Connecticut’s children and families are healthy, safe, smart and strong,” Malloy said in an press release. “Commissioner Katz and her team have made a number of changes that are showing results, and I look forward to having her on board to continue this critical work." Katz's appointment will need to be approved by the legislature, and her nomination is certain to face resistance.
I know I am not alone among both Democrat and Republican legislators when I say I have concerns about this reappointment. DCF has had significant problems under Commissioner Katz’s leadership, and I believe Commissioner Katz has been pushing DCF in the wrong direction,” said Incoming Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven.
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