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.
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.
Olga Roche may have resigned Tuesday as the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, but she’s still working there.
Visiting hours followed by funeral services for Jeremiah Oliver are scheduled for the Rollstone Congregational Church on Saturday.
The embattled commissioner of the Department of Children and Families resigned Tuesday.
For the governor to repeatedly site some sort of “witch hunt” as the real source of the problem here is really outrageous.
How many layers of failure are involved in the appalling state of affairs at the Department of Children and Families?
A growing number of lawmakers are calling on the head of the Department of Children and Families to step down after the sudden deaths of two babies who were under DCF supervision.
“Quite frankly, I’m angered to see this continuing to happen,” said Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. “It shows to me complete mismanagement on behalf of DCF. We have to take strong action.”
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray want the head of the Department of Children and Families to resign.
The chair of the House committee that’s been investigating the DCF disclosed a series of steps the House will take up in its budget debate next week to tighten the agency’s procedures.