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Elsa Oliver (WBZ-TV)

Mom Of Missing Fitchburg Boy Held On $100G Bail On New Charges

Elsa Oliver was held on $100,000 bail on charges including kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment.


Rosalinda Chavez (Photo from Wakefield Police)

Wakefield Police Ask For Help Finding DCF Runaway

Wakefield police are asking for help finding a 14-year-old girl who ran away from the Department of Children and Families program in that town.


Olga Roche (WBZ-TV)

Group Issues Recommendations For DCF

Giving smartphones to social workers and taking photos of all children who enter state care are among the recommendations of an independent group examining the Massachusetts’ child welfare system.


Justina Pelletier (WBZ-TV)

NightSide – Lou Pelletier Is In Studio

Another Chapter In The DCF Controversy

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/10/2014

Mass. Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: John Polanowicz, Sec. Of Health & Human Services

The recent controversy over the Department of Children and Families and its handling of the Jeremiah Oliver case were just some of the topics Secretary of Health And Human Services John Polanowicz talked about Sunday.


Justina Pelletier (WBZ-TV)

DCF Working To Send Teen In Medical Dispute Back To Connecticut

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families confirmed Friday it’s working to send a teenager at the center of a bitter state custody dispute back to her home state of Connecticut.


Mass. Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz. (WBZ-TV)

Polanowicz: 134 Children Under DCF Care Unaccounted For

In an interview with WBZ-TV Thursday, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz said scores of teens under DCF watch are unaccounted for.


Justina Pelletier (WBZ-TV)

Teen In Medical Dispute Sent To Foster Care

The state of Massachusetts took charge of Justina Pelletier as her parents and doctors at Children’s Hospital continue to clash over her diagnosis and treatment.


Olga Roche (WBZ-TV)

Patrick Says He Refused To Accept DCF Chief Roche’s Resignation

Gov. Deval Patrick said the head of the embattled Department of Children and Families has offered her resignation, but he refused to accept it.


Lucas Braman was found dead in a West Yarmouth home. (Family photo)

Mom Fights For Custody Of Daughter After Son Dies In Relatives’ Care

A Cape Cod mother, whose little boy just died, was in court Friday trying to regain custody of another child.