Mass. Lawmakers To Push For Unprecedented Oversight Of DCFThe chair of the House committee that's been investigating the DCF disclosed a series of steps the House will take up in its budget debate next week to tighten the agency's procedures.
Jeremiah Oliver Funeral Delayed For Defense ExaminationThe funeral of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy found dead last week after being missing for months is being delayed so pathologists for the defense can examine the body.
State Social Workers Demand Easing Of CaseloadState Department of Children and Families employees are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.
Father Plans Funeral For Jeremiah OliverThe 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.
Child's Body Found In Sterling Positively Identified As Jeremiah Oliver Of FitchburgThe Worcester County District Attorney reports that the body found yesterday off Route 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver.
DA: Small Body Found In Sterling 'Consistent' With Jeremiah OliverThe 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.
Residents Gather In Emotional Scene Outside Fitchburg Boy's HomeFitchburg residents paid their respects at a memorial to 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver after hearing word his body may have been found in Sterling.
Mom Of Missing Fitchburg Boy Held On $100G Bail On New ChargesElsa Oliver was held on $100,000 bail on charges including kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment.
Boyfriend Of Missing Fitchburg Boy’s Mom Held On $250G BailThe boyfriend has been ordered held on $250,000 bail in connection with the Jeremiah Oliver's disappearance.
Three Charged With Interfering In Jeremiah Oliver Case Three people are facing charges of interfering with a criminal investigation in connection with the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver.
Group Issues Recommendations For DCF 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.
Polanowicz: 134 Children Under DCF Care Unaccounted ForIn an interview with WBZ-TV Thursday, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz said scores of teens under DCF watch are unaccounted for.
GOP's Baker Calls For Head Of DCF To Resign Baker said department Commissioner Olga Roche should leave her job.
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.
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.