Press & Media 2014

Press and Media Inquiries should be directed to:

Sarah E. Blodgett, Communications Consultant
sarah@childrensleague.org


 

November, 2014:

Baker names Sudders as health and human services chief
By Jim O’Sullivan and Michael Levenson
Boston Globe
November 21, 2014

Patrick cuts spending, files budget-balancing bill
By Matt Murphy State House News Service
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 19, 2014

Saint Vincent’s welcomes legislators for conversation on pediatric mental health
South Coast Today
November 9, 2014

October, 2014:

Feds: Bay State dead last in keeping foster kids safe
By Matt Stout
Boston Herald
October 20, 2014

ADVANCES – WEEK OF OCT. 12, 2014: CHILDREN’S SERVICES APPRECIATION WEEK
State House News Service
October 9, 2014

July, 2014:

HUMAN SERVICE PROVIDERS SUE STATE OVER RATE LAW IMPLEMENTATION
By Matt Murphy
State House News Service
July 23, 2014

 May 2014:

DCF failures didn’t lead to Jeremiah Oliver’s death, report finds
By Michael Levenson
Boston Globe
May 29, 2014

REPORT OUTLINES LONG CHECKLIST TO FIX CHILD WELFARE AGENCY
By Matt Murphy
State House News Service
May 28, 2014

DCF needs more resources
By Maria Z. Mossaides and Erin G. Bradley
Boston Globe
May 9, 2014

 April, 2014:

Veteran manager Erin Deveney takes over as child welfare chief
By Michael Levenson and Patricia Wen
Boston Globe
April 29, 2014

Mission Impossible? DCF Commissioner Olga Roche Resigns
WGBH
April 29, 2014

Mass. House Speaker DeLeo Calls On DCF Commissioner Roche To Resign
WBUR
April 28, 2014

State Capitol Briefs: PATRICK MEETS WITH ROCHE, ASSESSING NEXT STEPS
State House News Service
April 28, 2014

Patrick’s office seeks potential child welfare chief successor
By Michael Levenson and Patricia Wen
Boston Globe
April 28, 2014

Budget cuts blamed for DCF’s recent issues: Children’s League of Mass. wants $100M to be restored to DCF in Fiscal 2015
By Tiffany Chan
22 News WWLP
April 14, 2014

February, 2014:

Embattled Roche goes on PR offensive to save job
By Matt Stout
Boston Herald
February 15, 2014

Lawmakers urge Patrick to seek Roche’s resignation
By Dan Adams and Jennifer Smith
Boston Globe
February 14, 2014

24 legislators urge Patrick to oust Olga Roche
By Dan Adams and Jennifer Smith
Boston Globe
February 14, 2014

State Capitol Briefs: ADMIN RALLIES SUPPORT FOR EMBATTLED DCF CHIEF
State House News Service
February 14, 2014

Children Like Jeremiah Oliver Need DCF – And DCF Needs Help
By Maria Z. Mossaides
WBUR Cognoscenti
February 4, 2014

 January, 2014:

Supporters of proposal to improve care for foster children make pitch on Beacon Hill
By Colleen Quinn, State House News Service
The Springfield Republican
January 28, 2014

ADVOCATES PITCH LAWMAKERS ON FOSTER CARE SYSTEM CHANGES
By Colleen Quinn
State House News Service
January 28, 2014

Report on Oliver case examines DCF caseloads, agency budget cuts
By Matt Murphy, State House News
Burlington Union
January 28, 2014

Augustus decries impact of Patrick budget cuts
By John J. Monahan
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 26, 2014

DCF found to have missed many visits
By Michael Levenson and Patricia Wen
Boston Globe
January 24, 2014

Did budget let down Jeremiah Oliver?
By Clive McFarlane
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 24, 2014

New report on Oliver case examines DCF caseloads, agency budget cuts
By Matt Murphy, State House News
Sentinel & Enterprise
January 23, 2014

NEW REPORT ON OLIVER CASE EXAMINES DCF CASELOADS, AGENCY BUDGET CUTS
By Matt Murphy
State House News
January 23, 2014

Governor Patrick files $36.4 billion budget
By Matt Murphy and Michael Norton, State House News
The Brockton Enterprise
January 23, 2014

PATRICK SEEKS 5 PERCENT SPENDING INCREASE IN FINAL BUDGET PLAN
By Matt Murphy and Michael Norton
State House News
January 22, 2014

Lawmakers Look For Systemic Problems At DCF
WBUR
January 21, 2014

Child’s disappearance sparks legislative concern
Wicked Local Concord
January 15, 2014

Child welfare experts stunned at caseload
Gary J. Remal
Boston Herald
January 5, 2014

Report: DCF Caseloads High At Leominister Office
WBUR
January 5, 2014