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Lou Pelletier carries his daughter Justina into their Connecticut home after she was released into her parents' custody June 18. (WBZ-TV)

Justina Pelletier Released Into Custody Of Her Parents In Connecticut

The Connecticut teenager was at the center of a custody battle with Massachusetts officials over conflicting medical diagnoses.

06/18/2014

School bus (File image)

Centerville Elementary School Teacher Accused Of Bullying Autistic Child

A Centerville Elementary School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of bullying a special needs student.

06/17/2014

Justina Pelletier (Facebook)

Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home.

06/10/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

DCF Not Responsible For Jeremiah Oliver’s Death, Says Independent Review

An independent group that examined the state Department of Children and Families says the agency should not be held responsible for the death of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy.

05/28/2014

(Image courtesy: Mass. Dept. of Children and Families)

‘Scary’ Surge In Caseloads Reported At Massachusetts DCF

State lawmakers are sounding new alarms about a growing crisis in caseloads at the Department of Children and Families.

05/21/2014

Justina Pelletier (WBZ-TV)

Massachusetts Announces Plan To Send Justina Pelletier Back To Connecticut

Massachusetts officials announced a plan Monday to return Justina Pelletier to her home state of Connecticut.

05/05/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

Funeral Held For Jeremiah Oliver In Fitchburg

The father of a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before his body was found by the side of a highway apologized at his funeral Saturday, saying he wished he could have saved his son.

05/03/2014

Anthony Gideika in court. File. (WBZ-TV)

Report Says DCF Failed To Act Before Lynn Infant’s Beating Death

Just days after Massachusetts Department of Children and Families stepped aside amid a growing list of department failures, the state’s Office of the Child Advocate is out with a critical report on the death of a Lynn baby last summer.

05/02/2014

Olga Roche. (WBZ-TV)

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

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

04/30/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

Jeremiah Oliver’s Funeral Set For Saturday

Visiting hours followed by funeral services for Jeremiah Oliver are scheduled for the Rollstone Congregational Church on Saturday.

04/30/2014

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