Monthly Archives: June 2017

DCF New Family Assessment and Action Planning Policies

The Massachusetts Department and Children and Family Services (DCF) has a new policy directing social workers how to conduct clinical assessments and create “action plans.” The policy went into effect on February 6, 2017 and replaces DCF’s “Assessment Policy # 85-011” and “Service Planning and Referral Policy # 97-003.”   As part of the new policy, the term “action plans” will replace “service plans.”

A full summary and comments on the new policy are available here: Action Plan Summary and Comments.

The new DCF policy is available here : https://www.publiccounsel.net/cafl/professional/triallitigation-practice-tools-and-resources.