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  • Arkansas Dept of Human Services-Division of Children and Family Services Arkansas Dept of Human Services-Division of Children and Fam...

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to keep children safe and help families. DCFS will respectfully engage families and youth and use community-based services and supports to assist parents in successfully caring for their children. We will focus on the safety, permanency and well-being for all children and youth.

Description

DCFS performs the following functions and has the authority and responsibility to:

A. Coordinate communication between various components of the child welfare system.

B. Provide services to dependent-neglected children and their families.

C. Investigate reports of child maltreatment and asses the health, safety, and well-being of children during investigations.

D. Provide services, when appropriate, designed to allow maltreated children to safely remain in their homes.

E. Protect children when remaining in their home presents an immediate danger to their health safety, or well-being.

F. Ensure placements support the goal of permanency for children when DCFS is responsible for the children’s placement and care.

G. Ensure the health, safety, and well-being for children when DCFS is responsible for the children’s placement and care.

H. Promulgate rules necessary to administer these powers and duties

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