State Department of Children and Families employees are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.
The father of a missing boy whose body was found off I-190 in Sterling said he plans to return from Connecticut to make funeral arrangements.
The Worcester County District Attorney reports that the body found yesterday off Route 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver.
The body of a small child was found Friday morning off Interstate 190 in Sterling and investigators believe it may be missing Fitchburg boy Jeremiah Oliver.
Fitchburg residents paid their respects at a memorial to 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver after hearing word his body may have been found in Sterling.
Elsa Oliver was held on $100,000 bail on charges including kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment.
The boyfriend has been ordered held on $250,000 bail in connection with the Jeremiah Oliver’s disappearance.
Three people are facing charges of interfering with a criminal investigation in connection with the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver.
Giving smartphones to social workers and taking photos of all children who enter state care are among the recommendations of an independent group examining the Massachusetts’ child welfare system.
In an interview with WBZ-TV Thursday, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz said scores of teens under DCF watch are unaccounted for.