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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

Olga Roche. (WBZ-TV)

Embattled DCF Commissioner Olga Roche Resigns

The embattled commissioner of the Department of Children and Families resigned Tuesday.

04/29/2014

Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to reporters, April 29, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: ‘I’ve Seen Witch Hunts, This Was No Witch Hunt’

For the governor to repeatedly site some sort of “witch hunt” as the real source of the problem here is really outrageous.

04/29/2014

Gov. Deval Patrick. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Plenty Of Layers In DCF Failures

How many layers of failure are involved in the appalling state of affairs at the Department of Children and Families?

04/29/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: What Should Be Done To Fix DCF?

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.”

04/29/2014

Olga Roche (WBZ-TV)

DeLeo, Murray Want DCF Head Olga Roche To Resign

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray want the head of the Department of Children and Families to resign.

04/28/2014

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