Family Services Division (FSD)

The Family Services Division (FSD) has two major roles:


   1.   As Vermont's child welfare agency.

Click here to learn more about this role.

   2.   As Vermont's youth justice agency.

Click here to learn more about this role.


Our Practice Model

Our work is guided by the Family Services Practice Model, which describes what we want to accomplish with the children, youth and families we serve and how we perform that work.


For More Information

To learn more about how both systems work, please read A Parent’s Guide To Vermont’s Child Welfare & Youth Justice Agency.

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.

EnglishBosnian | Burmese | French |  Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili