63 people are interested
Help Us Plan a Future for a Child (Springfield)
ORGANIZATION: Department of Children and Families
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63 people are interested
The Volunteer will participate as a panel member in case reviews conducted by the Department of Children and Families.
A case review is a meeting with the family, social worker, foster parents, and service providers to discuss and determine family progress relative to children who are in the care or custody of the Department of Children and Families.
You do not need any special skills or degrees, we need volunteers willing to ask questions and advocate for children and families.
We strongly encourage volunteers who are people of color, indigenous, LBGTQ+ and people with disabilities to apply.
Find more information here: https://www.mass.gov/dcf
We are currently conducting all reviews online. We are also convening all volunteer interviews and training online as well.
About Department of Children and Families
600 Washington St. (AND ALL DCF OFFICES STATEWIDE), 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, US
Our Mission: DCF strives to protect children from abuse and neglect and, in partnership with families and communities, ensure children are able to grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Our Vision: All children have the right to grow up in a nurturing home, free from abuse and neglect, with access to food, shelter, clothing, health care and education. DCF works toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of the Commonwealth's children by: stabilizing and preserving families; providing quality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families; and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship, guardianship or adoption.
Please Note: This volunteer opportunity is not limited to Boston, as these reviews take place across the Commonwealth in all DCF Area Offices.
For a few hours of your time each month, you can participate on a panel that helps plan for the future of children in DCF care.
There are over 8,000 children who are in the care and/or custody of DCF. We are seeking volunteers to help us in making decisions about their futures.
The Volunteer Case Review Program offers a unique opportunity for community members to work alongside DCF to make a difference in the lives of children and families.
Volunteers of the Case Review Program participate as members of a three-member case review panel who review the cases of children who have been placed in foster homes or group homes.
112 Industry AveSpringfield, MA 01104
November 1, 2022
- Child Welfare
- Youth Services
- Child Development
- Child Advocacy
- Critical Thinking
- Crisis Intervention
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- A minimum of one review per month, (90 minutes) for one calendar year
- 8 hours of pre-service training (online over two half days)