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William A. O'Neill:

An Inventory of His Gubernatorial Records at the Connecticut State Archives.

Subseries Title: children

Subseries ID: 001CL-0021

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BoxFolder IDFolder TitleFolder DatesFolder Contents
028 0021CL-001Children [DCYS]January-June 1981Recommendations of and volunteers for delegates to the White House Conference on Children and Youth; testimony delivered to the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee in support of reauthorizing the
0280021CL-002Children [DCYS]July-December 1981Inquiries regarding the state conference on children and youth; copy of the Hague Convention International Child Abduction Treaty; concern for treatment of foster children; allegations of mismanagemen
0280021CL-003Children [DCYS]--Bi-weekly Reports1981
0280021CL-004Children [DCYS]--Memos to/from Commissioner198Application for Connecticut's White House Conference on Children and Youth; phase out of Non-Committed Treatment Program due to court decisions; Child Welfare grant application; blank survey on child
0280021CL-005[Children] DCYSJanuary-May 1982Complaint about food at Housatonic Adolescent Hospital; report on the Connecticut White House Conference on Children and Youth; trouble adopting nephew; parent requests return of children; responses t
0280021CL-006[Children] DCYSJuly-December 1982Praise for Jobs for Connecticut Youth program; concern about the New Federalism program from Washington and its impact on families and children; and Governor's response about his opposition and that o
0280021CL-007[Children] DCYS1983Concerns about refugee orphans; questions about denials of license for Amistad House and of a request to expand the Wilderness School; Deputy Commissioner Wheaton objects to capping of essential servi
0280021CL-008[Children] DCYS1984Child Support Enforcement Program Reform Proposals before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee; concern about possible closing of Litchfield Youth Emergency Shelter; information about police background c
0290021CL-009[Children] DCYS--Missing children1984Letters and petitions in support of the creation of a Missing and Exploited Children Unit.
0290021CL-010[Children] DCYS--Rockville Office1984Letters and petitions supporting the Rockville Office staff who received severe discipline for their handling a case; newspaper articles about the case. Governor responds that he cannot intervene.
0290021CL-011[Children] Child and Family Services1985Allegations of child abuse; request by Hispanic Community Newsletter for state funding; letters in support of funding for private residential child care facilities; urge Governor to support DCYS budge
0290021CL-012[Children]--Missing children1985Letters and petitions in support of the creation of a Missing and Exploited Children Unit.
0290021CL-013Children and Youth Services1986Parents for Enforcement of Court Ordered Support comments on the report of the Commission on Child Support Enforcement; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study on the national incidence of
0290021CL-014Children and Youth Services--Day Care1986Support Governor's request for better salaries for day care workers; allegation that state is ignoring its service grant obligations to municipalities; notice of hearing to revoke day care license.
0290021CL-015[Children] DCYSJanuary-March 1987Complaint about adoption process; proposed national study of child abuse and neglect; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services demands return of grant funds due to poor review and Connecticut DCYS
0290021CL-016[Children] DCYSApril-July 1987Governor describes the Missing Children Unit within the Department of Public Safety to the First Lady of Texas; problems of teen pregnancy; parent needs help finding missing child; parent needs day ca
0290021CL-017[Children] DCYSAugust-October 1987Request Governor to review child abuse case; grant application to the Youth 2000 initiative; Governor informs U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that Conn. will not apply for a grant to prom
0290021CL-018[Children] DCYSNovember-December 1987Budget problems at Founder's School; General Assembly's Commission on Children supports Governor's budgetary efforts in regards to children and families; problems getting medical bills paid for foster
0290021CL-019[Children] DCYS--Child Support1987Request for state guidelines; requests Governor to help make her husband pay support; suggestions for improving child support laws.
0290021CL-020[Children] DCYSJanuary-April 1988Teacher reports at-risk students in her district; problems of runaway children; parent wants child returned; parent does not want her child to be adopted; questions about custody of children; protest
0290021CL-021[Children] DCYSMay-July 1988Alleged abuse of inmates by Long Lane staff and staff at the Uno House in New Haven; private organization frustrated at not receiving funding for its Unaccompanied Minors program (refugee orphans); al
0300021CL-022[Children] DCYSAugust-September 1988Governor's intervention requested in child abuse case; service provider having financial problems and requests Governor's assistance; concern for welfare of child; allegations of child abuse; requests
0300021CL-023[Children] DCYSOctober-December 1988Information about grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; information about the Governor's Task Force on Justice of Abused Children; parent objects to child's placement at Long Lane School; state s
0300021CL-024[Children] DCYS--Child Support1988Problems receiving or meeting support payments; complaint about the inequality of the support system.
0300021CL-025[Children] DCYSJanuary-March 1989Grandparents object to grandchildren being placed under state care instead of with them; views and concerns of the Connecticut State Advisory Council on Children and Youth Services; need to screen ado
0300021CL-026[Children] DCYSApril-June 1989Urge Governor to support full funding for DCYS; DCYS did not submit a plan for children's mental health services need to apply for federal grant; allegations of child abuse; parent requests placement
0300021CL-027[Children] DCYSJuly-August 1989Governor thanks members of the Task Force on Justice for Abused Children; urge Governor to support full funding for DCYS; application for federal grant funds; response to audit report; allegations of
0300021CL-028[Children] DCYSSeptember-October 1989Request for independent commission to study Connecticut adoption law and policy particularly concerning privacy of records; criticism of procedures used in divorce case; discussion about whether state
0300021CL-029[Children] DCYSNovember-December 1989Concern about custody of children; request for access to child abuse registry, and denial of that access; object to removal of foster child; question why grandparents were not given custody of grandch
0310021CL-030[Children] DCYS--Child SupportFebruary-December 1989Problems receiving or meeting support payments; problem getting support amount increased.
0310021CL-031[Children] DCYS--Child SupportOctober 1989Woman in Vietnam asks Governor to obtain child support payments from her husband who lives in Bridgeport; problems receiving support payments; petition supporting the prompt and adequate payment of co
0310021CL-032[Children] DCYSJanuary-February 1990Parent needs placement for mentally ill child; blank survey form; objection to closing of Linwood Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Services; allegations of child abuse; urge Governor to support fu
0310021CL-033[Children] DCYSMarch 1990Request for information on DCYS accreditation process; parent needs placement for child; allegations of children at risk; emergency shelters needed for children in Fairfield County, but Commissioner s
0310021CL-034[Children] DCYSApril-June 1990Governor's support for replacement of Beacon House sought; concern about child abuse and suggestions for prosecuting offenders; mother wants child returned; allegations of child abuse; DCYS response i
0310021CL-035[Children] DCYSJuly-December 1990Requests for Governor's help with custody disputes; criticism of DCYS; criticism of changes within the department that are not going through channels; praise for work of Marian Wright Edelman, preside
0310021CL-036[Children] DCYS--Child Support1990Problems receiving or meeting support payments; Family Division of the Superior Court reports on status of claims; request for Governor to clear son of paternity suit; concern about state intervention
0310021CL-037[Children] DCYS--[Memos to/from Commissioner]January-July 1990DCYS designates delegate to Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services; audit reports and responses; press release describing reaction of legislative leaders to the suit against DCYS; d
0310021CL-038[Children] DCYS--[Memos to/from Commissioner]August-December 1990Administrative report; audit reports and responses; DCYS Child Welfare Services Plan for 1990-1992.