R27 Kids and the Law Website: www.doe.mass.edu • the Department responsible for education policy and implementation for all state residents. Department of Mental Health (DMH) 1-617-626-8000 Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Website: www.mass.gov/orgs/massachuysetts-department-of-mental-health • the Department that offers mental health services statewide, including   clinical treatment, support services, rehabilitative and advocacy services   as well as emergency evaluation/assessment and short-term treatment. Department of Developmental Services (DDS) 1-617-727-5608 Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Website: www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-developmental-services • the Department responsible for providing services and supports ranging   from slight assistance in job placement, transportation, or residential   services to greater levels of assistance, monitoring, and care. Department of Children and Families (DCF) 1-617-748-2000 Child-at-Risk Hotline: 1-800-792-5200 Monday–Friday, 8:45am–5pm Email: [email protected] Website: www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-children- families • the Department provides a range of preventive services to support and strengthen families with children at risk of abuse or neglect. The Department seeks to ensure that each child has a safe, nurturing, permanent home. Department of Public Health (DPH) 1-617-624-6000 Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Website: www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health Resources R