Social worker gave juvenile marijuana – New Canaan AdvertiserPosted by On

New Canaan Police have arrested a social worker they say provided a juvenile in her care with marijuana, and failed to report possible neglect and abuse.

Kelly Howard,
Kelly Howard. New Canaan Police Department / Contributed photo

Kelly Howard, 32, of Park Place in Ansonia, was charged Thursday, May 9, with failure by a mandated reporter to report abuse, sale of a controlled substance and illegal sale of tobacco to a minor.

New Canaan Police said they learned in March that a social worker, later identified as Howard, was making home visits to treat a young resident of New Canaan, and was providing the juvenile under her care with marijuana, and vape pods, and found evidence it was occurring during an investigation.

The investigation also found that Howard failed to report potential incidents of neglect, and or abuse regarding the juvenile to the appropriate agencies.

Howard surrendered to…

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