Family Services Division (FSD)

The Family Services Division is Vermont’s child welfare and youth justice agency. We are responsible for making sure children and youth are safe, their basic needs are met, they abide by the law, and families are supported to achieve these goals.

Because Families Matter!

I am proud of the work that we do and of our staff who dedicates themselves every day to helping children and families improve their lives.

I hope that all Vermonters will find out what they can do to help children and families in their communities. These families need our support, compassion, and help to get their lives back on track.

Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner

Safety Precautions

If a Family Services social worker visits your home, they should be wearing or carrying a state-issued identification badge. Click on a link below to learn what you can expect and what your rights are during the visit.

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