The Department of Human Services is entrusted with protecting our city's
children from abuse, neglect and delinquency. We are committed to ensuring
the safety and well being of children and protecting them from imminent
danger. As part of that mission, the Division of Community Based
Prevention Services was founded to ensure that at-risk children receive the
social and structural supports that will strengthen their families and
allow them to thrive.
At DCBPS our services strive to address the underlying problems that lead to abuse, neglect and delinquency and to support at-risk children before
their situation leads to more intensive involvement in the DHS system. We also aim to achieve permanency and stability for children within the system and to prevent their re-entry into child protection services.
We also provide seamless access to a system of voluntary supports for biological, permanent legal custodians and adoptive families – in the areas of ongoing case management, linkages to services, youth programs, school-based supports, in-home services and other services aimed at preventing entry or re-entry into child protective services.