"Supporting Children, Strengthening Families."

Welcome to the Department of Children and Families' website. At DCF we believe that every child is entitled to a home that is free from abuse and/or neglect. This is why our vision is to ensure the safety of children in a manner that holds the best hope of nurturing a sustained, resilient network of relationships to support the child's growth and development into adulthood.

DCF Core Values

The DCF Core Values are anchors that ground our practice. DCF is committed to making these values more than words on paper. By strengthening the links between the Department, families and communities, DCF will move closer to service delivery systems that reflect the core values:

  • Child-driven
  • Family-centered
  • Community-focused
  • Strength-based
  • Committed to Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Committed to Continuous Learning
About the Department of Children & Families
This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.