DCF policies

The Department of Children and Families maintains this site to provide greater access to our policies and regulations.

Every effort is made to ensure that the regulations included on this site are accurate and up-to-date. The official regulations are on file in the Code of Massachusetts Regulations and the Massachusetts Register maintained by the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth. Please contact the Regulations Division to obtain an official version of these regulations at (617) 727-2831 or Fax: (617) 742-4822.

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