Department of Children and Families
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Emergency & Safety
Location600 Washington St. (AND ALL DCF OFFICES STATEWIDE)6th FloorBoston, MA 02111 United States
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.