Olga Roche may have resigned Tuesday as the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, but she’s still working there.
The embattled commissioner of the Department of Children and Families resigned Tuesday.
For the governor to repeatedly site some sort of “witch hunt” as the real source of the problem here is really outrageous.
How many layers of failure are involved in the appalling state of affairs at the Department of Children and Families?
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.
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.
Gov. Deval Patrick said the head of the embattled Department of Children and Families has offered her resignation, but he refused to accept it.
Two dozen state lawmakers have sent a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick seeking the resignation of the head of the state child welfare agency over concerns the department is failing to protect children in its care.
The Democratic candidate for governor said Tuesday that Patrick is doing what he needs to do by first asking for an independent audit.