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.
The funeral of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy found dead last week after being missing for months is being delayed so pathologists for the defense can examine the body.
State Department of Children and Families employees are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.
The father of a missing boy whose body was found off I-190 in Sterling said he plans to return from Connecticut to make funeral arrangements.
The Worcester County District Attorney reports that the body found yesterday off Route 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver.
The body of a small child was found Friday morning off Interstate 190 in Sterling and investigators believe it may be missing Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver.
Fitchburg residents paid their respects at a memorial to 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver after hearing word his body may have been found in Sterling.
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.