HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An attorney who specializes in the legal rights of abused children has been tapped as Connecticut's new state child advocate.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday announced the appointment of Sarah Eagan of West Hartford to the post. Egan will replace Jamey Bell, who announced plans in May her plans to become the new executive director of Greater Hartford Legal Aid.
Eagan has served as director of the Child Abuse Project with the Hartford-based Center for Children's Advocacy since 2006.
She is scheduled to begin her new job on Sept. 9, serving as acting child advocate until her confirmation by the General Assembly during the next legislative session.
The advocate's duties include reviewing how state services are provided to children and heading a panel that investigates deaths of children placed in foster care.
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