Justina Pelletier heading to Conn. facility, official says

May 5, 2014 5:53 PM

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Justina Pelletier heading to Conn. facility, official says

Justina Pelletier will be returned to her home state of Connecticut next week where she will be placed in a residential treatment program while her parents continue to try to persuade the courts that they can safely care for their child, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz disclosed today.

But Polanowicz noted that under Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnson’s order, custody of the 15-year-old teenager remains with the state Department of Children and Families, the state’s child protection agency.

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