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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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Family Voices Report

05/11/2022 - MLRI (Susan Elsen) - lock_open

Federal Poverty Guidelines - 2022

01/19/2022 - MLRI - lock_open
The charts below set forth the annual, monthly and weekly 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines (based on HHS thresholds).  In... Read more

In the Matter of CD, FH# 2018-0110

05/07/2018 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz - lock_open
Reversed - DCF did not have reasonable cause to believe the child was neglected where (1) Appellant was not involved in the child being... Read more

In the Matter of ZR, FH# 2017-0413

11/10/2017 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF did not find reason to overturn a prior Fair Hearing decision where the original Hearing Officer complied with DCF policies... Read more