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Budget cuts force court closings

Juvenile court cases normally held in Stamford and Danbury will be transferred to Bridgeport.

Juvenile court cases normally held in Stamford and Danbury will be transferred to Bridgeport.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Judicial Branch officials announced Tuesday that they are closing the Windham County Courthouse in Willimantic as well as three juvenile courts in Danbury, Torrington, and Stamford.

Juvenile cases usually heard in Danbury will be transferred to Bridgeport and Waterbury. Torrington cases will be transferred to Waterbury or New Britain, and the cases in Stamford will be transferred to Bridgeport. Civil and family cases heard at the courthouse in Willimantic will be transferred to Putnam or Danielson, depending upon whether the matter is criminal or civil.

The closures are expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year, according to Chief Court Administrative Judge Patrick Carroll.

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