Patrick Says Olga Roche To Stay At DCF For ‘A Period Of Time’

BOSTON (CBS) – Olga Roche may have resigned Tuesday as the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, but she’s still working there.

According to the State House News Service, Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters Wednesday that Roche will remain on the DCF staff for “a period of time.”

Erin Deveney was named interim DCF Commissioner after Roche stepped down following pressure from the Legislature.  Lawmakers claimed there was a lack of leadership at DCF, citing the deaths of three children under the agency’s supervision.

“I don’t want her to leave right away,” Patrick said Wednesday, adding that he doubted she would stay until his term ends in January.

The governor said he did not know what Roche’s salary would be in her new capacity at DCF, according to the News Service.

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