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.
Two dozen state lawmakers have sent a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick seeking the resignation of the head of the state child welfare agency over concerns the department is failing to protect children in its care.
The Democratic candidate for governor said Tuesday that Patrick is doing what he needs to do by first asking for an independent audit.
Gov. Deval Patrick says the failure of the Department of Families and Children to keep track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was inexcusable, but has provided the state with an opportunity to re-examine the agency.
The state Office of the Child Advocate says a heavy caseload at the Department of Children and Families’ Leominster office does not excuse the failure to properly monitor a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who has not been seen in months.