Attorney General: Children's Issues
Children's Issues

Kids News
 Welcome to ConneCTKids Home Page
  Connecticut's News Website for Kids
 
 How a Bill Becomes a Law
  The Steps of How a Bill Becomes a Law in Connecticut
 
 Library of Congress - Kids Page
  This Web site is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
 
 The Connecticut Attorney General's Office: A History, 1897-1997
  A Brief History of the Connecticut Attorney General's Office and Biographies of the Attorney General's Who Have Held the Office
 

Children's Issues For Parents
 National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration - Child Car Seats and Booster Seats Website
 
 DPH Child Care Program Website
  Lists of All Licensed Providers and Suggestions on How to Choose a Child Care Program
 
 Fund Offers Fathers Training
  The Attorney General is a member of the Fatherhood Initiative, a program designed to encourage participation of fathers in their children's lives, both emotionally and financially.
 
 The Greatkidsct Website
  A link maintained by the Connecticut State Library Providing information about child development, learning, health and safety, and parenting
 
 Husky Program Website
  Health Care for Uninsured Kids & Youth
 
 What Parents Can Do About TV Violence
  13 Tips From the American Medical Association To Balance Your Child's TV Viewing
 
 Bruised Inside: What Our Children Say About Youth Violence, What Causes It, and What We Need to Do About It
  A Report of the National Association of Attorneys General
 

Child Support
 Law in Plain Language: Child Support
  The Attorney General's Office, the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement and the Support Enforcement Division (Superior Court) participate in actions concerning establishing, enforcing, or modifying support orders when a party is receiving IV-D support enforcement services.
 
 Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines
  Connecticut, along with all other states, is required to have child support guidelines which provide the basis for the establishment and modification of chlid support awards ( financial and medical ), based on family income and the number of children involved.
 
 Survey for Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines
  The commission for Child Support Guidlines is in the process of reviewing the guidlines and would like your input and opinions. Please click on the link to give the commision your comments.
 
 Survey(Spanish) for Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines
  (Spanish Version)The commission for Child Support Guidlines is in the process of reviewing the guidlines and would like your input and opinions. Please click on the link to give the commision your comments.
 
 Connecticut Centralized Child Support Processing Center
  The Connecticut Child Support Processing Center is dedicated to providing high quality customer service to custodial parties, non-custodial parents, employers, and other agencies in need of assistance with the child support payment process.
 
 Connecticut Department of Social Services Child Support Resource Center
  Provides answers to questions about enforcing, changing, or modifying a child support order. Information on the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement and who is eligible for their services.
 
 State of Connecticut Judicial Branch: Child Support Enforcement Website
  Provides answers to the following questions: Where can I find general information about Child Support Enforcement services? What is the IV-D Program? How can I obtain case information? How do I get child support? How are support orders calculated? How do I enforce a child support order? What if the non-custodial parent lives out of state? How can my order be enforced without going to court? How do I change or modify a child support order? How will I get my child support payment? Where are the Support Enforcement Service Unit offices and what are their telephone numbers? Are there any child support publications available? Are there Wanted Lists for parents who owe child support in Connecticut? My employee is subject to income withholding. What does that mean for me as the employer? What if there is an income withholding order from another state? Other child support resources.
 
 Child Support Information and Problem Resolution Line: 1-800-228-KIDS (228-5437)
 

Child Protection
 Department of Children and Families - Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect Website
  The Website for Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect. Hotline: 1-800-842-2288 TDD: 1-800-624-5518
 
 Department of Children & Families Foster Care & Adoption Services Website
  The Website for DCF Foster Care & Adoption Services Phone: 1-800-228- KID-Hero (543-4376)
 
 Department of Children and Families - Ways to Help Children Website
  The Website for Department of Children and Families - Ways to Help Children - ways to help children who may have been abused or neglected, or to prevent child abuse and neglect.
 
 The Connecticut Child Advocate Website
  The mission of the Child Advocate is to oversee the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being.
 

Teens Issues
 Teen Violence
  Teen dating violence impacts the entire community in painful and destructive ways