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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 - 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 KM, FH# 2017-0412

02/23/2018 - Jorge F. Ferreira - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable basis for listing Appellant (a substitute teacher) in the Central Registry of Alleged Perpetrators where... Read more

In the Matter of KM, FH# 2018-0398

06/26/2018 - Antonia Chronis, Esq. - lock_open
Affirmed - DCF did not act abuse its discretion in determining the appropriate level of care for the child; even though the kinship family... Read more