Each Regional Advisory Council (RAC) consists of no more than 21 voting members, with additional non-voting membership open to any interested parties who either reside or work within the region.
A majority of the members of the RAC should be people who reside in the region and should be representative of young persons, parents and others interested in the delivery of services to children and youth. This majority, in addition, should earn less than 50% of their income from providing human services to children, youth and their families. The balance of the membership should be employees of private providers of human services to children and families within the region.
Members should also reflect and represent the different geographic areas, as well as demographic, cultural and economic interests of the region.
At this writing, the RAC for Region 5 (Greater Waterbury, Danbury and Torrington) meets simultaneously in three locations: Waterbury, Torrington and Danbury. The meeting participants are connected by teleconference. Click on the Meeting Schedule (below) for current addresses and times.
The RACs in each region all send 1-2 representatives to the Statewide Advisory Council. This body meets with the DCF Commissioner’s office every other month. It makes recommendations to the Department of Children and Families and assists DCF in fulfilling it’s mission.