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Executive Council Report -- March 7, 2018

Wed, Mar 14, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Transformation of DCYF – our breakfast topic. Councilor Pappas hosted the Council breakfast at the Department of Health and Human Services offices in the Thayer Building and arranged for an extensive briefing by the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). Deputy Commissioner Thomas Pristow, Associate Commissioner for Human Services and Behavioral Health Christine Tappan, and Joe Ribsam, Director of DCYF, provided the Council with an overview of DCYF operations and shortcomings that have been evident for some time. They also described their efforts to innovate, gain more resources, and work with a cooperative legislature to improve our child health and safety practices.

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