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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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Federal Poverty Guidelines - 2023

01/19/2023 - MLRI - lock_open
The charts below set forth the annual, monthly and weekly 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines (based on HHS thresholds).  In... Read more

In the Matter of EM, FH# 2017-0374

06/25/2018 - Nicholas Holahan - lock_open
Reversed - DCF had no reasonable cause to support allegations of neglect where Appellant allegedly drove while intoxicated with the child... Read more

In the Matter of BB, FH# 2018-0238

06/21/2018 - Laureen Decas - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to remove a foster child and revoke the license of the foster home when the Appellant did not disclose... Read more