child and family services

State Lawmakers Meet with DCF Head
The head of the Massachusetts department of Children and Families says she held a ``very productive'' closed-door meeting with lawmakers looking into the disappearance of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy.
Commissioner Olga Roche said Thursday's meeting with members of two legislative panels was conducted i…
Gov. Deval Patrick Orders Outside Review of DCF
Gov. Deval Patrick has brought in an independent investigator to conduct a full review of the state Department of Child and Families, under fire for failing to properly monitor a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy who's been missing for months and is presumed dead...
Community Leader Eloise Pina Dies At 85
Eloise Pina, a well known community leader in New Bedford, has passed away at the age of 85. 
Her work in New Bedford dates back to  the 60's and 70's when there was much racial unrest in the city. 
Pina's daughter, Marci Pina-Christian tells WBSM News, her mother would o…
Child And Family Services Moves Into New Headquarters
Child and Family Services in New Bedford have a new headquarters building in the North End. 
Agency officials and City leaders cut the ribbon Friday at a new headquarters building at 30-57 Acushnet Avenue .  The building formerly housed a supermarket and billards parlor...
Child Suicides Can Be Prevented
A 12-year-old New Bedford girl took her own life last week, one of at least three reported child suicides in the City over the past several years.
Tom Butero, Site Director of the New Bedford Child and Family Services office says the rise in child suicide rates is something of a nationwide trend...