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Child Abuse and Neglect

Department of Children and Families (DCF)

The Department of Children and Families feels every child is entitled to a home that is free from abuse and neglect. DCF’s vision is to ensure the safety of children in a manner that holds the best hope of nurturing a sustained, resilient network of relationships to support the child’s growth and development into adulthood. DCF’s Core Values are the anchors that ground their practice. DCF is committed to making these values more than words on paper. By strengthening the links between the Department, families and communities, DCF will move closer to service delivery systems that reflect the core values of being child-driven, family-centered, community-focused, strength-based, and committed to diversity, cultural competence, and continuous learning.

Website: www.mass.gov/dss

Office Locations near NECC:

  • Everett Mills, 15 Union Street, 2nd Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone: 978.557.2500   fax: 978.683.7455

  • 3 Ferry Street, Bradford, MA 01835

Phone: 978.469.8800   fax: 469-8990

New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

The Division for Children, Youth and Families manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire’s children, youth and their families. DCYF staff provides a wide range of family-centered services with the goal of meeting a parent’s and a child’s needs and strengthening the family system. Services are designed to support families and children in their own homes and communities whenever possible. The major program areas of DCYF are child protection, foster care, permanency to create a long term, safe, and stable environment, and an adolescent program to ensure current and former SCYF youth obtain the resources and positive youth development needed to establish working relationships with caring adults and become healthy and sufficient adults.

Website: www.dhhs.state.nh.us

Office Location: 129 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603.271.4451

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