Connecticut Commission on Children

Created with bipartisan support in 1985 by the Connecticut legislature, the Commission on Children brings together the various levels of government, the private sector, nonprofit agencies, and philanthropy to promote public policies in the best interests of children. The agency is mandated to: provide information and conduct research regarding the status of children and children's programs in the state of Connecticut; enlist the support of leaders in business, education, and state and local governments, along with the news media, to improve services and policies for children; review coordination and assess all programs and practices in all state agencies as they affect children; serve as a liaison between government and private groups concerned with children; and make recommendations for children annually to the legislature and the governor.