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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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08/23/2016 - Department of Children and Families
Through the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the... Read more
12/31/2014 - Department of Children and Families
Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) The CFSP is a five-year strategic plan that sets forth the vision and the goals to be accomplished... Read more
Annie E. Casey Foundation
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation... Read more
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (Children's Bureau/ACF)
Each year, the Children's Bureau produces the Child Maltreatment report using state statistics on child abuse and neglect that were... Read more

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