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Welcome to Connecticut Junior Republic  

The Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) is a private, charitable non-profit 501(c)(3)organization that helps special needs, at-risk and troubled boys, girls, and families through residential and community-based programs. Accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Junior Republic is also approved by the State Department of Education as a Private Special Education program and as a non-public school. The Junior Republic provides services for children, youth and families of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin, and is supported by charitable contributions, grants, and fees for services provided for the following agencies:

  • Connecticut Judicial Branch - Court Support Services Division (CSSD)
  • Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Local Education Authorities

 Locations - CJR offers a variety of residential programs, including a program for young men in Litchfield, group homes for boys in East Hartford and Winchester, and a short term residential crisis intervention program for girls in Waterbury. Community-based programs serving boys, girls and families are located in Waterbury, Danbury, Torrington, Meriden, New Britain and New Haven. CJR provides special, vocational and alternative education programs on its Litchfield campus for Connecticut boys referred by public schools.

 Directions - Find directions to CJR's Administrative offices in Litchfield, CT.

 CJR Board of Directors - CJR is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Find more information on our Officers and Directors here.

 Advisory Council - CJR's Advisory Council members represent communities throughout Connecticut and provide contacts and leadership statewide.

 CJR Staff - See a listing of CJR's Senior Managers.

 Employment - Are you seeking employment? Your skills may match CJR's employment opportunities.

 Annual Report - Find out more information regarding our annual report.

 Resources - Links to websites with valuable information.


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Connecticut Junior Republic
550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161 Litchfield, Connecticut 06759
Phone (860) 567-9423 E-mail