Department of Children and Families
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.
Baker said department Commissioner Olga Roche should leave her job.
Gov. Deval Patrick says the failure of the Department of Families and Children to keep track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was inexcusable, but has provided the state with an opportunity to re-examine the agency.
The search for a missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy is resuming.
For the first time, a veteran state social worker is talking publicly about caseloads of some Department of Children and Family workers, saying in some communities they are so overloaded that children are in danger.