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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Governor Shumlin Announces Resignation of DCF Commissioner Yacovone

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the resignation of Dave Yacovone, Commissioner for the Department for Children and Families (DCF). Commissioner Yacovone, who will assume a leadership position with a community based non-profit organization in the near future, will be succeeded by Ken Schatz, General Counsel for the Agency of Human Services. Schatz has an extensive background in handling issues linked to DCF.

Seeking Public Comments on the Agency of Human Services (AHS) & the Department for Children and Families (DCF)

The Governor's Council on Pathways from Poverty, in collaboration with the Agency of Human Services (AHS) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF), is seeking public comments on ways AHS can improve the delivery of services to families with children served by DCF.

Commissioner Yacovone Testifies Before Legislative Panel on Child Protection

July 23, 2014 -- Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak to you about the lessons learned from the tragic losses of Dezirae Sheldon and Peighton Geraw. I am determined that Dezirae and Peighton’s shared legacy will be the lasting improvements in how we keep kids safe, both at the Department for Children and Families and within the broader community context.

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