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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 DB, FH# 2017-0370

02/28/2018 - Nicholas Holahan - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to support an allegation of physical abuse when the child’s account was clear and consistent, and there... Read more

In the Matter of DG, FH# 2018-0211

05/25/2018 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to believe that the child had been neglected where the Appellant had a history of prostitution and... Read more