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Jeremiah Oliver

Mass. Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz. (WBZ-TV)

Polanowicz: 134 Children Under DCF Care Unaccounted For

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.

02/27/2014

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's uncle was restrained in court, January 24, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Uncle Of Missing Fitchburg Boy Screams In Court ‘Where Is My Nephew?’

The uncle of a missing Fitchburg boy had to be restrained and removed from a courtroom Friday after an emotional outburst during a hearing in the case.

01/24/2014

Olga Roche (WBZ-TV)

Child Advocate Weighs In On Missing Fitchburg Boy

The state Office of the Child Advocate says a heavy caseload at the Department of Children and Families’ Leominster office does not excuse the failure to properly monitor a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who has not been seen in months.

01/23/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

ITeam: DCF’s Handling Of Oliver Case Goes Before House Committee

Rep. David Linsky is leading the state legislature’s probe of the troubled child welfare agency which lost track of him.

01/13/2014

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

Jeremiah Oliver. (Worcester County DA)

Patrick Orders Outside Review Of Department Of Children And Families

The investigation by the Child Welfare League of America will be conducted over the next few months.

01/09/2014

Jeremiah Oliver. (Facebook)

Patrick Weighs Outside Review Of Welfare Agency

A “fresh set of eyes” might be necessary to review the state’s child welfare agency in the wake of the disappearance of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy, Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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