Date: 
May 13, 2015

According to the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), there are not enough foster families to accommodate a growing number of foster children in the Granite State.

Date: 
Jun 12, 2015

On Thursday Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed SB 244, a bill that tightens child protection laws.

Date: 
Oct 05, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has initiated “a comprehensive, independent review of the child protective services of the Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF).”

The decision came after the homicide of 21-month-old Sadie Willott in September.  Sadie’s mother is charged with the crime.

Date: 
Oct 30, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28 Attorney General Joe Foster testified that the state should change its rules for destroying records at the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

Date: 
May 13, 2016

On Wednesday, May 11 the House of Representatives voted on several bills related to the handling of child abuse and neglect cases.

The bills were in response to child abuse fatalities last year.

Date: 
Jul 22, 2016

A recent UNH study suggests there is a lack of public understanding of laws regarding the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.

New Hampshire is one of 19 U.S. states or territories with mandated reporting laws under which all adults are legally required to report child abuse or neglect if they suspect it.

Date: 
Oct 13, 2016

According to a new report, the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) needs at least 35 more child assessment workers. 

Date: 
Dec 20, 2016

According to an independent evaluation of the state’s child protective services, there are many changes that must occur to protect the safety of children in New Hampshire. 

Date: 
Jan 10, 2017

Rep. John Burt is sponsoring a 2017 bill that would require the state to terminate an individual’s parental rights if he or she is convicted of the murder or manslaughter of another family member. 

DCYF child abuse reports
Date: 
Mar 13, 2017

On Thursday, March 16 the New Hampshire Senate will vote on a bill that would require the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to keep reports of child abuse and neglect at least seven years.

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