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The mission of the DCF Office of Adolescent Services (OAS) is to support adolescents in their transition to adulthood to achieve economic self sufficiency, interdependence, and engage in healthy life-styles by:

  1. Ensuring that services provided through the Department of Children and Families are coordinated, effective, meet best practice standards, are youth driven, and adapt to the needs of families and communities,
  2. Developing linkages with other service providers in order to create a more equitable and seamless service system, and
  3. Providing leadership and policy development in the field of adolescent services.