Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Rhode Island

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://webserver.rilegislature.gov/Statutes/ 

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 15, chapters 7, 7.1, 7.2; title 42, chapter 72 (§ 42-72-5.1)
  • Child protection: title 40, chapter 11; title 42, chapter 72 (§§ 42-72-7 through 42-72-11)
  • Child welfare: title 15, chapter 7 (§§ 15-7-7 through 15-7-7.2); title 40, chapters 11 (§§ 40-11-12 through 40-11-14), 15; title 42, chapters 72 (§§ 42-72-10, 42-72-11), 72.1, 72.10
  • Guardianship: title 40, chapter 11 (§ 40-11-12.3)
  • Youth services: title 14, chapter 1 (§ 14-1-6); title 42, chapter 72.8
  • Indian child welfare: title 15, chapter 14.1 (§ 15-14.1-4)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://sos.ri.gov/rules/

Notes:

Select title 214.

Website for Agency Policies:

http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/policies/