Gov. visits DCF facility in East Windsor

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Joe Chaisson, Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Conn.
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Apr. 8—EAST WINDSOR — Gov. Ned Lamont today visited the Albert J. Solnit Children's Center, praising the facility for its devoted staff and methods of guiding youth into a positive future.

Lamont, along with Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, First Selectman Jason E. Bowsza, and Sen. M. Saud Anwar, D-South Windsor, toured the campus, guided by Dr. Brett Rayford, superintendent of the facility run the Department of Children and Families.

Lamont learned how the youth who live at the facility, currently 23 boys, at the facility make homemade maple syrup.

Lamont also got a look at the facility's Sensory Immersion Room, a room filled with technology designed to help youths unwind.

After the tour, Lamont discussed what he learned from the visit.

"I saw a place that says, 'we love you.' It's a place that says to each and every kid, 'you're special, and we love you,'" Lamont said.

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