Advocacy Decision Tree: Enforcement
If there is a Connecticut state law that addresses your issue/problem and it isn’t being enforced, there are several advocacy options available.
We assume you are not describing a criminal or emergency issue. If either is the case, contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency authorities.
Contact the agency that is directly responsible.
Each agency has a Community Relations unit. Many have toll-free numbers to register complaints. Some possibilities:
Department of Consumer Protection Complaints
1-866-HMO-4446 (1-866- 466-4446)
State Office of the Child Advocate
State Office of Victim Advocate
State Office of Victim Services
Department of Children and Families
Department of Social Services, Medicaid and HUSKY complaints
Department of Public Health – provider complaints Facility complaints
Medicare Home Health Hotline
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Department of Insurance – Consumer Complaints
Contact your state legislators. Yes, they write the laws, but they also want to know if they aren’t being enforced. They can often intervene on your behalf. Go to Contacting Elected Officials
Contact the Attorney General’s Office (860-808-5318). The Attorney General is charged with representing and advocating the interests of the state and its citizens, ensuring that state government acts within the letter and spirit of the law, that public resources are protected for present and future generations, that the quality of life of all our citizens is preserved and enhanced, and that the rights of our most vulnerable citizens are safeguarded.