The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate’s mission is to oversee the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being. In order to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office, the Child Advocate has the following rights and powers:
  • Initiate or intervene in court cases on behalf of children.
  • Obtain access to any records necessary to properly carry out the mandates, including records from state and municipal agencies, police departments, medical providers, private social service providers, schools and the courts.
  • Subpoena witnesses, records and documents needed to carry out an investigation or review.
  • Communicate privately with a child in need of services of the Child Advocate.

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