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Justina Pelletier
Justina Pelletier

Conneticut Girl Put Into Massachusetts DCF Custody

A Massachusetts judge has put a Connecticut girl into permanent DCF custody in a legal dispute involving differing medical diagnoses by two hospitals.

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Patrick Outlines Priorities For Final Year In Office

Deval Patrick looked back at his legacy and ahead to his last year in office as he delivered his final State of the State address.
 
    Patrick pledged to continue to make government more effective, calling for an overhaul of Massachusetts' unemployment insurance system and vowing to pass legislation making it easier to register to vote

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Elsa Oliver
Elsa Oliver

Mother Of Missing Fitchburg Boy Found Competent For Trial

 

The mother of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who's been missing for months and is feared dead has been ruled competent to stand trial.
 
    A judge Friday ruled that Elsa Oliver was competent to face charges including reckless endangerment of a child

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One-Third of DCF Social Workers Unlicensed

More than one-third of social workers with the state Department of Children and Families are not licensed to practiced in their field, according to the agency's own records.

The embattled child welfare agency tells the Boston Herald that more than 800 department social workers, 34%, don't have a state license in social work

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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

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