Department of Children and Families

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The mission of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency. Chapter 20.19, Florida Statutes. Visit Mission, Vision, and Values for more information about DCF.

Under ยง 1004.615, Florida Statutes, the DCF is to contract with the Institute for performance of the duties outlined in the legislative mandate.

Entities the Institute collaborates with include: