Lawmakers Look For Systemic Problems At DCF

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Recent allegations that the Department of Children and Families has mishandled a series of cases have taken over headlines in recent days. One of those cases involved a 5-year old Fitchburg boy who went missing late last year even while his family was under DCF supervision.

A Beacon Hill oversight committee will hold hearings about DCF management on Thursday.

One of the big questions is whether cases like these are isolated or indicative of a larger, systemic problem at DCF.


Maria Mossaides, chair of the Children’s League of Massachusetts

This segment aired on January 21, 2014. The audio for this segment is not available.