Laws, Rules, and Regulations

DCF Nondiscrimination Policy/Grievance Policy

This policy states the department’s prohibition against discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or political beliefs in the administration of our programs, services, and activities. It also establishes the complaint/grievance process to follow in the event of a claim of discrimination other than those lodged by employees.


Click on a division below to see the main laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures that govern their work.


Child Development Division (CDD)children at child care

Ensures access to quality child care & development services.

Disability Determination Services (DDS)man in wheelchair

Determines medical eligibility for federal disability benefits.

Economic Services Division (ESD)stacking firewood

Helps individuals and families to meet their basic needs.

Family Services Division (FSD)  family at kitchen table

Makes sure children are safe from abuse, their basic needs are met, and they abide by the law.

Office of Child Support (OCS)dad reading with children

Helps make sure children get the child support payments they're entitled to.

Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)cans of food

Supports organizations that provide direct services to low-income Vermonters.