Department of Children and Families

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‘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

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

Patrick Calls For Widespread Review Of DCF

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.

01/27/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

Family Members Resume Search For Missing Fitchburg Boy

The search for a missing 5-year-old Fitchburg boy is resuming.

01/11/2014

DCF Caseload Complaint (WBZ-TV Photo)

ITeam: Social Worker Says DCF Case Loads At Concerning Levels

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.

01/10/2014

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