2 DCYF officials suspended with pay

By News Staff


Two Department of Children Youth and Families’ (DCYF), officials have been suspended with pay Friday morning.

The DCYF’s Superintendent Joseph Cardin, of the state training school, was placed on paid administrative leave, for personnel matter, pending an investigation. He earns $144,032 annually.

The Associate Director of financial management, Brian P. Peterson, who was currently acting as the Deputy Superintendent since 2012, was also placed on paid administrative leave.  He earns $134,926 annually.

A spokesman for the state Office of Health and Human Services Michael Raia says he could not comment as to why they were suspended.

The deputy warden at the Department of Corrections’ Intake Service Center, Richard Meunier, has been appointed interim superintendent. He has 30 years of experience and is a U.S. Navy veteran.

Peter Slom, has been appointed interim deputy superintendent.

"DCYF’s top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of the children placed in our care. We are focused on providing children at the Training School with the education, skills and supports they need to succeed," said Raia in a statement.

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