The Office of the Child Advocate is an independent, impartial state agency mandated to oversee all state
executive agency-provided, contracted, or agreed upon, services for children to ensure children’s best
interests are protected (RSA 21-V). If a citizen complaint is unresolved by the involved state agency personnel,
including the DHHS Ombudsman (603-271-6941), the Office of the Child Advocate may listen to complaints, investigate
and seek resolution in the interest of the child.