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The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF)

Some 200,000 Vermonters (nearly one third of our population) rely on DCF for some type of assistance. The goal of this website is to help you find programs, services, and resources — quickly and easily.

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Eckerd Foster Youth Advocates for Change in the Foster Care System

A foster youth in Eckerd’s Youth Development Program is seeking change in the foster care system through the New England Youth Coalition (NEYC).

Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities To Hold Public Meeting in Burlington, VT

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), a federal advisory committee established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 (P. L. 112-275), will hold a public meeting in Burlington, Vermont:

When:Thursday, October 23 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. and Friday, October 24 from 12:30 PM. to 3:00 PM

Where: Sheraton Burlington, 870 Williston Rd., Burlington, VT 05403

Acting AHS Secretary Chen & DCF Commissioner Schatz Present Report on Actions to Strengthen DCF to Governor Shumlin

Acting Secretary of the Agency of Human Services (AHS) Harry Chen and Department for Children and Families (DCF) Commissioner Ken Schatz today presented to Gov. Peter Shumlin a report laying out both actions already taken and further recommended steps to strengthen DCF.  In response to the tragic deaths of two young Vermonters, Gov. Shumlin charged the AHS Secretary with reviewing DCF’s structure and operations and making recommendations to improve the Commissioner’s ability to focus on protecting children and supporting families.

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