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.
Three Fitchburg residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.
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.
The father of a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before his body was found by the side of a highway apologized at his funeral Saturday, saying he wished he could have saved his son.
Olga Roche may have resigned Tuesday as the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, but she’s still working there.
Visiting hours followed by funeral services for Jeremiah Oliver are scheduled for the Rollstone Congregational Church on Saturday.
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.
A lawyer for the Fitchburg woman facing charges in connection with the disappearance of her 5-year-old son says his client continues to undergo a mental health evaluation.