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State Child Advocate: Children With Disabilities Need Better Safety Net

Dec 14, 2017

Ten months after the tragic death of Hartford teenager Matthew Tirado -- a look at what’s being done to safeguard the lives of children with disabilities.

Coming up, we hear about a recent Office of the Child Advocate investigation into the case of 17-year-old Tirado.

The report recommends improvements that apply to school districts statewide. 

Plus: an update on Connecticut’s controversial juvenile training school in Middletown.

The facility is slated to close its doors in 2018. What will its closure mean for delinquent boys and the future of the state’s juvenile justice system? We check in with a local reporter and we also hear from you.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.