Dependent Children's Services Divison Home

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Welcome to the Dependent Children's Services Division website!

Our mission is to advocate on a statewide level for appropriate services and safe permanent homes for children in foster care and to ensure timely permanency for these children by:

  • Evaluating and improving dependency case processing in the juvenile court 
  • Recruiting and training community-based volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children 
  • Acting as a referral source to the community for information regarding foster care, adoption, parent assistance, volunteer opportunities, volunteer training, and the child welfare and juvenile court processes

You Can Make a Difference

We invite you to explore these volunteer opportunities.

CASA Volunteer

FCRB Volunteer