(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed recently retired state Child Advocate Jeanne Milstein to serve as his appointee on the seven-member advisory committee that will evaluate and present to the Governor a list of recommended candidates to fill the role she championed for the last 12 years.
“I can’t imagine a better person to serve on this advisory committee than the person who so effectively and valiantly held the role for the last decade,” Governor Malloy said. “Jeanne has been an extraordinary public servant, dedicated to the well-being of the state’s most vulnerable children. There’s no doubt that her successor will have a lot to live up to.”
Under state statute, the Advisory Committee to the Office of the Child Advocate is responsible for submitting to the Governor a list of candidates for Child Advocate once the position becomes vacant. The Governor must then designate a candidate from that list to serve in the role. Members to the Advisory Committee serve five-year terms and are appointed by each of the six legislative leaders and the Governor.
Milstein’s retirement as Child Advocate became effective on March 1. Mickey Kramer, the office’s Associate Child Advocate, is serving as Acting Child Advocate until a successor is named.
The Office of the Child Advocate is responsible for overseeing the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.