Hearings on transgender rights legislation, cost trends in health care and bills to crack down on distracted drivers will spice up the week ahead.
DCF has hired hundreds more social workers, but many others are leaving. This comes as the department has seen a spike in the number of suspected abuse and neglect cases.
An outside probe of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families released Wednesday concludes the agency should not be held responsible for the death of Jeremiah Oliver.
As the Child Welfare League released a report critical of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, a group of social workers picketed the agency’s Holyoke office Wednesday.
The full report has not come out, though the governor says he has been briefed on it. Patrick says it will be made public early this week.
Olga Roche, the head of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, has resigned. Her departure follows the deaths of three children, each in unrelated cases.
The leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate are calling for the head of the state’s Department of Children and Families to resign.
Massachusetts House members gather for long sessions beginning today to process a $36.2 billion annual spending bill.
A middle school social worker in Holyoke has created a replica of a Puerto Rican rainforest in his classroom — and found the effects to be as much therapeutic as educational.
At the start of his final year in office, Patrick has faced crises with the state’s failing health insurance website, and at the Department of Children and Families over a missing 5-year-old boy.