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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 - 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 K-W.J., FH# 2018-0033

06/18/2018 - Linda A. Horvath - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to terminate services when the Appellant was found not to have submitted 51A reports that allegedly... Read more

In the Matter of N.Y., FH# 2017-0409

04/03/2018 - Anna L. Joseph - lock_open
Reversed - DCF did not have reasonable cause to support neglect where: (1) two parents had discord and volatile communications; (2) the... Read more