Governor, Auditor Spar Over Child Welfare ReportGov. Charlie Baker and state Auditor Suzanne Bump, a Democrat, sparred Monday over a recently released audit that claimed Massachusetts' child welfare agency was unaware of or failed to report to prosecutors hundreds of injuries sustained by children in its care.
3 Boys Found Safe After Running Away From Walpole Group Home OvernightA group home in Walpole is under investigation after three boys ran away for nearly three hours in the middle of the night.
Mass. DCF Worker Allegedly Pulls Out Gun In Road Rage IncidentA Department of Children and Families worker is facing charges after he allegedly threatened passengers of another vehicle with a loaded gun in a road rage incident in New Hampshire last month.
Senate Approves Bill Asking DCF To Keep Siblings TogetherThe Massachusetts Senate has advanced legislation that calls for keeping siblings together after they are placed in the custody of the state's child welfare agency.
Little Boy Found Wandering Alone Near I-93 In Dorchester OvernightA young boy was found wandering alone near a highway in Dorchester early Friday morning.
DCF Cites Progress On Child Welfare; Caseload Still High In MassachusettsGov. Charlie Baker's administration is citing progress in overhauling the state's troubled child welfare agency as officials say the caseload for overburdened social workers remains too high.
Jeremiah Oliver's Death Officially Ruled A HomicideThe Fitchburg boy's remains were found in April 2014 on Interstate 190 in Sterling after he was missing for months.
Cause Of 3-Year-Old Roxbury Boy's Death Not Yet DeterminedOfficials have not yet determined the cause of death for a 3-year-old boy who died several days after being taken from a Roxbury home with traumatic injuries.
Two Arrested, Children Removed From 'Deplorable' Worcester ApartmentThree children were taken from a Worcester apartment with living descriptions described as “deplorable” after police arrested two women on drug charges.
Spanking Enough For DCF To Deny Aspiring Foster Parents, SJC RulesThe highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that the state child welfare agency acted legally when it denied a couple's application to become foster parents because they spanked their children.
DCF Investigating After 8-Year-Old Girl Left Alone When Fire Broke Out At Milton HomeThe state's Department of Children and Families is investigating after an eight-year-old girl was left alone when a fire broke out at her house in Milton on Thursday.
Bella Bond DCF Worker's Previous Work Under ReviewDCF will examine the previous work done by an employee who copied years-old reports when preparing evaluations of the mother of Bella Bond.