Helping Kids in DCF Custody
When we can do so safely, we keep children with their families and provide services and supports to help the families get back on track.
Sometimes, however, a judge determines that a child cannot safely stay home — at that time. When that happens, the judge will grant temporary custody to someone else, in the following order:
When a judge grants legal custody to the DCF Commissioner, this means the child is in DCF Custody and we are reponsible for finding a safe, temporary place for the child to live.
How You Can Help
There are several ways you can help children and families in your community: