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Recent Library Content

03/25/2019 - DDS
This manual provides comprehensive information about the array of different family support services, includes helpful resources, and... Read more
03/14/2019 - DTA
Adult foster care refers to the care provided to persons of adult age in a home-like environment. Participants often have developmental or... Read more
03/21/2019 - DTA
Simplified Reporting is a certification type that allows for reduced reporting requirements for clients and reduced actions for DTA.... Read more
03/21/2019 - DTA
In April 2018, the Department established the Central Case Management Office (CCMO) to handle certain DTA cases that require special... Read more
03/20/2019 - CLAVC, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
A short handout for advocates who want to write more clearly.  Simple tools and tips for getting started to write for the public.

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