Press & Media 2015

Press and Media Inquiries should be directed to:

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


December, 2015

DCF fires 10 workers who failed to get licenses
Michael Levenson
The Boston Globe
December 17, 2015

November, 2015

DCF ends its 2-tier child-welfare monitoring process
David Scharfenberg
The Boston Globe
November 18, 2015

‘Re-homing’ bill does not go far enough to protect adopted children
Erin G. Bradley
The Boston Globe
November 17, 2015

Heard on Beacon Hill
The Sun Chronicle
November 8, 2015

SENATE RE-HOMING BILL TARGETS “BLACK MARKET” FOR CHILDREN
Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
November 4, 2015

October, 2015

Child advocate wants more independence from governor
Mike Levenson
Boston Globe

October 20, 2015

September, 2015

Impact of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Reform
Ally Donnelly
NECN Investigates
September 28, 2015

Revamped DCF policies will put kids first, governor says
David Scharfenberg and Joshua Miller
Boston Globe
September 28, 2015

August, 2015

Erin G. Bradley of the Children’s League of Massachusetts on DCF
Interview by Kim Carrigan
WRKO Morning Show
August 19, 2015

Investigators Search Auburn Foster Home Where Toddlers Were Found Unresponsive
Interview by Deborah Becker

WBUR Newsroom
August 19, 2015

DCF On The Firing Line; Consider Some Key Questions
Greater Boston – WGBH
August 18, 2015

3 unlicensed DCF workers assigned to Auburn home where child died
Erica Ricci

Fox 25 News
August 17, 2015

Baker says state will review DCF handling of Auburn child
Michael Levenson

The Boston Globe
August 17, 2015

July, 2015

Report: caseworker in boy’s abuse case was unlicensed
WCVB Channel 5 Boston
July 25, 2015

DCF monitor of abused boy is unlicensed
David Scharfenberg 
Boston Globe
July 24, 2015

I-Team: Caseload Continues To Increase For DCF Workers
Lauren Leamanczyk
WBZ TV News
July 23, 2015

State spending putting higher priority on children
Clive McFarlane
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 13, 2015

June, 2015:

Adoptive parents use the Internet to re-home children from overseas
By Tiffany Chan
22 News WWLP
June 2, 2015

Child advocate: Task force work worth pursuing
By Michael Norton
Nashoba Publishing
June 2, 2015

May, 2015:

Report: DCF burdened by ‘steep increase’ in abuse appeals
By Matt Stout
Boston Herald
May 5, 2015

April, 2015:

Flanagan named CLM Legislator of the Year
Leominster Champion
April 4, 2015

DCF social workers carrying ‘crisis’ caseloads
By Yawu Miller
Bay State Banner
April 1, 2015

State’s support for DCF has to be measured in dollars
By Erin G. Bradley
Boston Globe
April 1, 2015

 March, 2015:

New DCF chief remains stymied by lack of funds
By Michael Levenson
Boston Globe
March 19, 2015

State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan honored by Children’s League of Massachusetts 
Wicked Local Harvard
March 12, 2015

Group feels more funding needed to help Mass. Youth
By Tiffany Chan
22 News WWLP
March 10, 2015

Five things to know about Gov. Baker’s budget
Associated Press
March 5, 2015

BAKER’S BUDGET SPURS INITIAL RESPONSES FROM BUDGET STAKEHOLDERS
State House News Service
March 4, 2015

February, 2015:

 

January, 2015:

Charting The Next Course: Gov. Baker’s Plan For Reforming DCF
WGBH
January 15, 2015