The Office of the Child Advocate was established in 2018 as part of an
aggressive commitment to reform New Hampshire’s child welfare system.
We are an independent and impartial state office established to oversee
the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).
There are times when DCYF is involved in the lives of children and families.
It is the Child Advocate’s responsibility to make sure that the State of
New Hampshire does the best job possible in caring for and protecting children.