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Child Welfare

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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Latest Content

01/24/2018 - Carmen Temme
Affirmed - DCF acted with a reasonable basis in finding neglect by Appellant (a DCF Direct Care Supervisor at a residential facility) where... Read more
05/07/2018 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz
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
06/29/2018 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to find neglect where the Appellant Father: (1) exposed children to a highly hostile home environment... Read more
11/22/2017 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to find neglect, terminate foster care placement for two children, and revoke Appellant’s foster care... Read more

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