The Department of Children, Youth and Families is charged, under RI General Law §42-72.1, with the licensing, monitoring and enforcement of regulations in all foster homes, residential facilities, and for agencies who place children. Our mission within Licensing is to ensure that our providers provide for the health, safety, and well-being of children in their care, through compliance with the following regulations:

Residential Facilities & Child Placing Agencies

Foster Care Licensing

Variances, Waivers, and Appeal Rights