Audit Details DCF Management Issues

BOSTON — Describing a foster care system rife with problems that could lead “risks to become realities,” Auditor Suzanne Bump released a critical review of the state’s foster care agency on Wednesday, stating that “significant management deficiencies” led to undocumented background checks on foster parents and poor oversight of medical treatment for children in […]


Connecticut Lawmaker Calls For Releasing Justina Pelletier To Her Family

by Mat Staver | Boston, MA | | 3/6/14 8:33 PM

On the same day that federal and state legislators heard from over fifty thousand Americans from across the nation – all calling for an investigation into the outrageous abuses of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the release of […]


DCF Commissioner Visits Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– Embattled Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche speaks to staff members in Springfield on Friday.

Commissioner Olga Roche

Roche has come under intense criticism for DCF’s role in losing track of 5-year old Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg.

We caught up with Commissioner Roche as she was leaving the […]


DCF wants to return Justina Pelletier to Connecticut

Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:51 AM EST

BOSTON ( — The Department of Children and Families hopes to return a Connecticut teen at the center of a high-profile custody battle back to her home state.

In a statement to FOX 25 Friday, a DCF spokesperson said the department’s primary goal has […]