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Budget Summary FY2013

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Department of Children and Families
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012

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Organization Chart


The Department of Children and Families is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families. There are currently more than 8,000 children in foster care across Massachusetts and more than 40,000 children in all served by the Department.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 18B S. 1-25
Department of Children and Families
MGL C. 119 S. 1-51G
Protection and Care of Children
MGL C. 190B S. 5
Guardians and Conservators
MGL C. 210 S. 1-14
Adoption of Children and Change of Name
MGL C. 112 S. 135-135A
Social Worker Privilege


110 CMR
Department of Social Services