Child and Family Services

The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) supports Maine's children and their families by providing Children's Development, Behavioral Health, & Child Welfare Services

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OCFS is pleased to introduce the OCFS Key Measures Dashboard for the public as another step in improving public transparency. These measures focus on key outcomes of our Office as well as those that are federally required. We are committed to shining a light on areas of improvement and tackling them, while showcasing the work that OCFS delivers each day toward the goal of all Maine children and families to be safe, stable, happy, and healthy. We welcome your feedback.

Service Areas of the Office of Child and Family Service:

Children's Development & Behavioral Health - The Child Development and Behavioral Health Services Team supports the families of Maine and their children in accessing high-quality early childhood education and behavioral health services in their homes, schools and communities.

Child Welfare - seeks safety, well-being and permanent homes for children, working with professionalism and respecting the dignity of all families. Child abuse reports are investigated on behalf of Maine communities, working to keep children safe and to guide families in creating safe homes for children.

Operations - The Operations unit performs a variety of functions that assist OCFS managers, supervisors, and staff in managing their performance, as well as programs that assist the children and families we serve. Our mission is to provide quality services in the areas of administration, finance, contracting, quality improvement, and information services to all OCFS programs. We achieve this by being efficient, effective, and customer service focused. 

We appreciate the need for information from OCFS. In order to best serve all who make requests of the OCFS Information Service Unit we now ask for completion of either the OCFS Data Request Form for Child Welfare or Child Care Subsidy information or for Children's Behavioral Health information the CBHS Data Request Form.

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