DCYF will be transitioning to an online caregiver application system. 
To ensure a smooth rollout, DCYF is pausing new foster parent applications from Nov. 1, 2022 - Mar. 1, 2023.
This does not apply to kinship applications, license renewals, and those getting licensed through a child placing agency. 

Town Halls for Transition and Independent Living Program Redesign Project

April 25, 2022

DCYF’s Adolescent Programs division is hosting four town hall meetings to provide ongoing updates regarding the Transition and Independent Living Program Redesign Project. 

We are looking for feedback and participation from young people with lived experience in Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) and foster care, foster parents, providers who serve foster care youth and alumni, as well as serving the JR populations, social workers etc. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive updates about the project,  themes collected, and participate in activities to share thoughts about what youth need when transitioning out of a DCYF system of care (Child Welfare and Juvenile Rehabilitation) and the services provided by our contracted Independent Living Program providers.

For us to be better prepared with our presentation, please complete the interest survey, so we know who our audience is. 

Town hall dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 26, 5 – 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 21, 5 – 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5 – 7 p.m. 

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