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Child advocate criticizes DCF for reaction to Jane Doe

State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan (Hugh McQuaid photo)
State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan said the Children and Families Department inexplicably shamed the transgender teen known as Jane Doe this month with a press release on a July fight involving Doe and three other girls.

“The public shaming of Jane Doe — a victim of significant abuse and neglect — is also inexplicable in light of the fact that the July 12 incident involved four girls, all of whom were restrained, all of whom were described in DCF records as hitting each other and staff,” Eagan wrote in a Wednesday statement.

The three-page statement from the child advocate is the latest in what has become a lengthy public dispute over the well-being of the 16-year-old Doe, which was ignited when her legal caretaker — DCF — had a court transfer her to an adult prison. The state argued that the troubled youth was too violent to be housed in their care.

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