Department of Children and Families

Raising Awareness
Raising Awareness
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. The City of New Bedford is helping to raise awareness of both dangers...
Governor Wants Changes
Governor Wants Changes
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. Baker said Tuesday one of his top priorities is revamping the intake policy for the Department of Children and Families...
Social Workers Picket
Social Workers Picket
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. Members of SEIU Local 509 gathered in Fall River Tuesday, calling on the State Senate to increase the number of social workers by adding $29 million to the Department of Children and Families budget...

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