As a general rule, Connecticut state agencies such as DCF are immune from suit.  Therefore, parents need permission from the Claims Commissioner’s Office to sue DCF for injuries their child suffered in foster care.

DCF has argued that since the parents lost custody and guardianship as part of Juvenile Court case, that they are not proper parties to sue on the child’s behalf.

Read about it below:

Source: The Day – Lawyer for parents says DCF protecting its own interests – News from southeastern Connecticut


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