Elsa Oliver was held on $100,000 bail on charges including kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment.
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.
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.
Another Chapter In The DCF Controversy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Deval Patrick said the head of the embattled Department of Children and Families has offered her resignation, but he refused to accept it.
A Cape Cod mother, whose little boy just died, was in court Friday trying to regain custody of another child.