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FSD Laws, Regs & Rules


The main laws, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures that govern our work.


Family Services Policies

FSD Policies


Family Services Regulations

Licensing Regulations For Child-Placing Agencies
Licensing Regulations For Commissioner-Designated Shelter Programs
Licensing Regulations For Foster Homes in VermontSwahili
Licensing Regulations For Residential Treatment Programs


Proposed Licensing Regulations for Foster Homes in Vermont

If you have any comments regarding the proposed regulations, please email ahs.dcffsdfostercareregs@vermont.gov by December 30, 2022.


Family Services Rules

Rule 2000 - Response to Child Abuse and Neglect
Rule 3000 - Administrative Review Process
Rule 7000 - Transition Age Youth
Rule 9000 - Maintenance and Access to Records


Federal Laws

Titles IV-B, IV-E & Related Sections of the Social Security Act
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act
Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003


Federal Reviews & Plans

Federal Child and Family Services Reviews & Plans


Interstate Compacts

Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ)
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)


State Laws

Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 49: CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 51: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 52: DELINQUENCY PROCEEDINGS
Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 53: CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE OR SUPERVISION
Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 57: Interstate Compact on Juveniles
Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 59: Interstate Compact On The Placement Of Children