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Report: Social Worker In Fitchburg Case Failed To Visit 8 Other Families

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There are more details in the case of Jeremiah Oliver, the 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who has been missing since September and is now feared dead. It's a case that has focused criticism on the state Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Department officials told The Boston Globe that the now-fired social worker for the Oliver family also failed to conduct required visits to eight other families.

The social worker had not seen Jeremiah since May.

The Globe also reports that the social worker filed multiple grievances in the past year, complaining about an above-average caseload.

A DCF spokesperson disagreed, saying the caseload was average.

This program aired on December 20, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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