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Department of Children and Families

Lou Pelletier carries his daughter Justina into their Connecticut home after she was released into her parents' custody June 18. (WBZ-TV)

Justina Pelletier Released Into Custody Of Her Parents In Connecticut

The Connecticut teenager was at the center of a custody battle with Massachusetts officials over conflicting medical diagnoses.

06/18/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

DCF Not Responsible For Jeremiah Oliver’s Death, Says Independent Review

An independent group that examined the state Department of Children and Families says the agency should not be held responsible for the death of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy.

05/28/2014

Ralph and Salina Pasquarello of Danvers allegedly burglarized a Woburn home and fled police in a getaway car with their five children inside. (WBZ-TV)

Woburn PD: Suspected Burglars Had 5 Kids In Car During High Speed Chase

A Danvers couple is facing a number of charges after allegedly burglarizing a home in Worburn while their five young children were waiting in the getaway car.

05/24/2014

(Image courtesy: Mass. Dept. of Children and Families)

‘Scary’ Surge In Caseloads Reported At Massachusetts DCF

State lawmakers are sounding new alarms about a growing crisis in caseloads at the Department of Children and Families.

05/21/2014

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)

Embattled DCF Commissioner Olga Roche Resigns

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

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

Olga Roche (WBZ-TV)

Patrick Says He Refused To Accept DCF Chief Roche’s Resignation

Gov. Deval Patrick said the head of the embattled Department of Children and Families has offered her resignation, but he refused to accept it.

02/21/2014

Charlie Baker (WBZ-TV)

GOP’s Baker Calls For Head Of DCF To Resign

Baker said department Commissioner Olga Roche should leave her job.

02/10/2014

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