Posted at 1:25 PM, September 23, 2014

Adoption Task Force Meetings

When

October 30, 2014, 1:30 pm

Where

Department of Children and Families
600 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110


Posted at 4:30 PM, October 17, 2014

DCF Area Board Meetings

Park Street Area Board Meeting

When

Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where

DCF Park Street Area Office
The Esquire Building
50 Park Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Agenda

Agenda will include introductions, Area Board History and Updates, scheduling, management transition discussion, review of open meeting law, and announcements.

Brockton Area Office Meeting

When

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

Where

1115 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Agenda

Agenda includes review of meeting minutes, membership updates, Treasurer’s report, golf tournament wrap-up, Area Office staffing updates and announcements, holiday celebrations, upcoming meeting dates.

South Central Area Board Meeting

When

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where

South Central Area Office
185 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Agenda

Agenda includes review of meeting minutes, area office updates (staffing and training), trauma and resiliency, review of open meeting law, and preparing for the holidays.

Lawrence Area Board Meeting

When

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Where

DCF Lawrence Area Office
Everett Mills
15 Union St., 2nd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840

Agenda

Agenda will include introductions, discussion of Open Meeting Law, updates on the Foster Parent Recruitment Campaign, Area Board Recruitment and initiatives and planning for the next meeting.

Cape Ann Area Office Meeting

When

Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Agenda

Agenda includes new board member introduction, review of bylaws, 2015 goals, meeting scheduling, and member/board recruitment.

New Bedford Area Board Meeting

When

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where

98 North Front Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Agenda

Agenda will include opening remarks, discussion of Board Development, overview of the NBAO Budget, DCF’s mission and NBAO’s service delivery system, summary of CWLA’s quality improvement plan, and time for open discussion.


Public Hearing

DCF has prepared and submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Pre-Expenditure Report for SFY15. The Department and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services will conduct a public hearing to obtain comment and feedback on the report.  The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 600 Washington Street – 7th Floor, Room 7004, Boston, MA, 02111 from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M.  For more information, please contact Sally Connors at sally.j.connors@state.ma.us.


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