Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Connecticut

Date: May 2021


Website for Statutes:


  • Adoption: title 17a, chapter 319a (§§ 17a-116 through 17a-121a); title 45a, chapter 803; title 46b, chapter 815y
  • Child protection: title 17a, chapter 319a
  • Child welfare: title 17a, chapters 319, 319a; title 45a, chapter 803 (§§ 45a-715 through 45a-719)
  • Guardianship: §§ 17a-98a, 17a-126
  • Youth services: title 17a, chapter 319 (§ 17a-11); chapter 319a (§ 17a-114b)
  • Indian child welfare: § 46b-115c


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Website for Agency Policies:

Other Resources

Connecticut Practice Book: 2021 Court Rules

Tribal codes available online: