How to Request a Fair Hearing?
To begin the fair hearing process, you must file a written request for a fair hearing with the Department’s Fair Hearing Office within thirty (30) calendar days after receiving the decision that you would like to appeal.
Send the request to:
DCF Fair Hearing Office
600 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Include in your letter:
- Your name
- The date the decision was made
- The name(s) of the child(ren), if any
- The name and address of the office where the decision was made
- The decision you wish to appeal (it is helpful if you include a copy of the notice DCF sent you)
You must also send a copy of your request to the director of the office where the decision was made.
You will then be contacted regarding the review process.