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Justina Pelletier moved to Conn. facility

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A teen at the center of a custody battle that has made national headlines was moved to a facility in her home state Monday.

A spokesperson for the family of Justina Pelletier confirmed she was moved to the JRI Susan Wayne Center for Excellence in Thompson, Conn.

Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz outlined a reunification plan for the family. He says DCF will support the return of custody to Justina's parents once they've met four conditions. The conditions include attending visits with Justina at JRI, following through with the Tufts Medical Center care plan, participating in family therapy, and meeting with DCF to review progress.

The move comes one day after the Pelletier family claimed they were denied a Mother's Day visit with Justina at the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network in Framingham. The family claims DCF cited "unspecified reasons."

DCF responded to the Pelletier family's claims on Sunday by releasing the following statement:

"We are happy that the family was able to participate in their regular weekly visit with Justina on Friday. This weekend, we are working with Justina and her family to ensure Justina will be able to make a successful transition from Wayside to the facility closer to her family and home in Connecticut. On Monday, she will arrive at JRI, where she will receive medical, educational and rehabilitation services. The facility has arranged for her family to welcome and greet her once she arrives," the statement read in part.

Justina taken into DCF custody in February 2013 after a dispute over her medical diagnoses at Boston Children's Hospital. In March, a judge ordered the state take over permanent custody until another court hearing in May, when the issue would be reconsidered.
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