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New Bedford Speaks Up About Child Abuse and Sexual Violence

Local officials agree, it's not something they want to talk about, but something that needs to be talked about.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month...

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Bullying at New Bedford Schools [Video]

Can you believe that a 4th grader bit a school official? That what one parent tells Brian's Beat on the Educational Focus. Worst, according to Jennifer Duarte and Janele Goldman, acts of violence by this 4th grader have been on-going, and that school principals and administrators were slower than molasses in resolving the issue...

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Baker Wants Policy Changes At DCF

Gov. Charlie Baker says the state must update the way it handles investigations of child abuse or neglect if it hopes to avoid more cases like the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond...

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Jim Phillips / TSM - Social Workers protest caseload
Jim Phillips / TSM - Social Workers protest caseload

Local Social Workers Demand More State Funding

Social workers in the Greater Fall River area held the first in a series of statewide pickets, spreading awareness of what they say is an underfunded field...

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DCF Investigated 2007 Neglect Complaint At Blackstone Home

The state's child protection agency says it investigated a previous complaint of possible child neglect at the squalid Blackstone home where authorities found three babies' bodies this week...

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Attleboro Man Faces Charges After Son Injured

An Attleboro man is facing charges after his 3-month-old son was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries that appeared to be older...

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Rep. Cabral Wants More Funding For DCF

State Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford says he expects much debate at the State House this week on providing more funding for the embattled Department of Children and Families...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Social Workers March Again For Lower Caseloads

Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload...

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Rep. Chris Markey - (D) Dartmouth
Rep. Chris Markey - (D) Dartmouth

Rep. Markey: Lawmakers To Probe DCF Operations

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth says the Legislature will be digging into the day-to-day operations of the State Department of Children and Families...

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