The Department of Children and Families is under intense scrutiny on Beacon Hill Tuesday, as lawmakers probe the circumstances surrounding the death of 14-year-old David Almond.
Almond died in October of last year, seven months after DCF returned him to his father's home. David, who was intellectually disabled, was allegedly starved and abused by his father and his father's girlfriend — all while under the watch of the DCF and other agencies.
Since 2014, five children who were involved or under the care of the DCF have died.
We discuss with Mary McGeown, executive director of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
This segment aired on May 4, 2021.