Commission Report on DCF

Per our authorizing legislation as an independent state agency, the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth works to improve the ability of state agencies to serve LGBTQ young people. We envision a Commonwealth where every LGBTQ child survives and thrives. Achieving that vision requires a dramatic rethinking of how the Department of Children and Families (DCF) interacts with LGBTQ youth. 

On this page, you will find our newest report, LGBTQ Youth in the Massachusetts Child Welfare System: A Report on Pervasive Threats to Safety, Wellbeing and Permanency. While it is unusual for the Commission to issue a report on the plight of youth involved in a single state system, we do so now because the status quo of LGBTQ youth in DCF care is an emergency.

All questions, concerns, and requests can be sent to the Commission email at