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Child Welfare

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Information about the Department of Children and Families.  Includes general reference and policy information.  Focus is on DCF's effectiveness in meeting its mandate to try to keep children safely within their homes and families before considering other placements. 

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01/02/2015 - DHCD and DCF
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) enter into this... Read more
07/19/2016 - Carey, Superior Court
Successful 30A appeal of an adverse decision by a Department of Children and Families' Fair Hearing Officer. DCF charged the parents... Read more
05/26/2016 - US Dept of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of... Read more
01/30/2015 - DTA
Overview Department staff may be informed of or observe warning signs of child abuse or neglect at any point during the application... Read more

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