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Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board

A citizen panel that reviews DCF policies, practices, and procedures related to child protection. It is required to get federal Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act funds.

Board Membership

Members represent the community and include people who have expertise in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. There should be no fewer than 10 and no more than 25 members at any given time. DCF staff are not voting members and may not be considered for any board position, such as chair or co-chair.


Annual Reports

Annual Report 2022-2023
Annual Report 2021-2022
Annual Report 2020-2021
Annual Report 2019-2020
Annual Report 2017-2018

Meetings & Governance

The Board meets quarterly to discuss issues related to child protection in Vermont. Meetings are typically scheduled the first Wednesday of March, June, September and December from 9:00 to 12:00 noon.


VCAB Co-Chairs

Sally Borden, Executive Director
KidSafe Collaborative
45 Kilburn Street, Burlington VT 05401
(802) 863-9626,
James Metz, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Child Abuse Medicine, UVM Children’s Hospital
111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT  05401
(802) 847-8200 •




DCF Contact

Brenda Gooley, Operations Director
Family Services Division
(802) 760-0610