[Ed. – Good riddance.]
The embattled Chief of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), Olga Roche, has resigned following the controversy surrounding the costly mismanagement of Justina Pelletier’s case and the tragic recent deaths of three children.Now, under intense scrutiny by the Massachusetts General Assembly. House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D), who called for Roche’s resignation, told radio station WBUR:
“DCF is an agency in crisis; and we must immediately undertake the difficult, but crucial, task of creating an effective structure of protection and care for our most vulnerable children.” …
The DCF is also under intense scrutiny for the amount of money they have spent on the Pelletier case, while other children remain missing or deceased within their system.
Representatives Jim Lyons and Marc Lombardo and other Massachusetts lawmakers are citing the mismanagement of the DCF as evidence as to why the agency should not have additional funding this fiscal year.
They introduced measures into the state legislature that strongly rebuke the DCF while calling for the removal of funding until there is accountability from the embattled agency over their mismanagement of the Justina Pelletier case.