Department of Children and Families
A child welfare specialist who led an outside examination of the embattled state Department of Children and Families has been named by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to lead the agency.
The Connecticut teenager was at the center of a custody battle with Massachusetts officials over conflicting medical diagnoses.
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.
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.
State lawmakers are sounding new alarms about a growing crisis in caseloads at the Department of Children and Families.
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.
The embattled commissioner of the Department of Children and Families resigned Tuesday.
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.
Gov. Deval Patrick said the head of the embattled Department of Children and Families has offered her resignation, but he refused to accept it.