A Message from the Director
The Office of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Treatment and Recovery sits within the Division of Clinical and Community Consultation and Support. DCF has the statutory authority for providing an integrated system of services and supports for children and adolescents with substance use and mental health disorders. DCF funded Substance Use Services are designed to offer children, youth, caregivers and their families a range of services for mental health, psychiatric, and substance use disorders that are grounded in best practice and evidence. These services are provided in the home or community, often preventing the need for more intensive or restrictive care such as hospital, residential, or group home services. The adolescent substance use service array is available to all families in the community and do not require DCF involvement.