Dept. of Children and Families

Union Protest Urges State To Hire More Social Workers
More than 50 social workers from the New Bedford office on North Front Street marched during their lunch hour on Tuesday, calling on the Dept. Of Children and Families to hire more social workers and reduce caseloads.
Union official Julie Cardoza-Patreska says social workers in New Bedford are handli…
Gov. Patrick Wants Outside Review Of DCF
Gov. Deval Patrick says the failure of the Department of Children and Families to keep track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was inexcusable, but has provided the state with an opportunity to re-examine the agency.
    Patrick met on Monday with representatives of the Child Welfare…