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.

child protection DCYF
Date: 
May 27, 2017

This week, the Senate Finance Committee endorsed a key reform related to child protective services in the state.

If passed by the House and Senate and signed into law, the amendment would create a third category regarding allegations of child abuse that have been brought to the attention of the state Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

child abuse and neglect
Date: 
Jun 08, 2017

On Wednesday the Executive Council approved a contract to review 100 of 1,500 alleged child abuse and neglect cases prematurely closed last year.

mental health and child abuse
Date: 
Jun 14, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14 Governor Chris Sununu will sign a bill that aims to increase protections for children and people with mental illness in New Hampshire.

grandparents custody
Date: 
Jun 28, 2017

At a ceremony this week Gov. Sununu signed a bill that gives preference to grandparents for child custody if the parent is abusing drugs. 

According to bill sponsor Mariellen MacKay, the law is the first of its kind in the country.

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