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Connecticut Department of Children and Families – How Is Abuse Defined? How Is Neglect Defined?

By Jeremy Vishno, Attorney, and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The Connecticut Department of Children and Families has a duty to investigate reports and incidents of child abuse, neglect, and mistreatment.

How does the Connecticut Department of Children and Families define “Abuse”?

Abuse is defined as the non-accidental injury to a child that is inflicted or allowed to be inflicted by a person responsible for the child’s care.

How does the Connecticut Department of Children and Families define “Neglect”?

Neglect is defined as the failure of the person responsible for the child’s care to provide and maintain adequate food, clothing, medical care, supervision, and/or education.

Children are the unfortunate and innocent victims of abuse and / or neglect in day care centers, schools, summer camps, churches, and yes, even their own homes. If you are concerned about injuries or potential injuries of a child, contact the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and / or a qualified Connecticut Child Injury Lawyer / Attorney.