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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 - 2021

01/19/2021 - MLRI - lock_open
The charts below set forth the annual, monthly and weekly 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines (based on HHS thresholds).  In... Read more

In the Matter of MR, FH# 2017-0408

06/11/2018 - Frances I. Wheat, MPA - lock_open
Reversed - DCF did not have reasonable cause to support a 51B decision when Appellant allowed a child to visit her their mother and,... Read more

In the Matter of NP & KS, FH# 2018-0294

05/25/2018 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to support an allegation of neglect where: (1) Appellant Parent's low level of engagement in drug... Read more

In the Matter of FH, FH# 2017-0378

11/22/2017 - Anne L. Dale Nialetz - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to find neglect, terminate foster care placement for two children, and revoke Appellant’s foster care... Read more