Youth Advisory Board

Youth Advisory Board provides a medium for DCF youth to voice their ideas/recommendations to the administration on issues facing youth served by the agency. Each Region has an Advisory Board; representatives from each region sit on the Central Office Advisory Board, representing their peers from across the state.


THE WAVE is the DCF youth newsletter written by and for agency youth. It is published quarterly and includes articles, poems, artwork, resource information, etc. Through their submissions, youth share their experiences, observations, suggestions, challenges and achievements with others who may benefit.

Youth Leadership Summits

Youth Leadership Summits is youth development focused training on leadership skills.

MA Network of Foster Care Alumni (MassNFCA)

MassNFCA is an association of foster alumni and allies working on behalf of people in Massachusetts who experienced out-of-home care. The mission of MassNFCA is to develop opportunities for peer support, education, service and leadership among the members. By nurturing a peer community that promotes personal and professional growth for alumni of all ages, the goal is to create a sense of belonging through shared experience, to facilitate healthy interpersonal connections and to create mentoring and networking opportunities.

This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.