News & Resources 2016

As caseload soars, capacity lifted at many foster homes

January 23, 2017

Massachusetts officials, struggling to find placements for an influx of abused children, have sharply increased the number of foster homes allowed to take in more children than generally permitted, according to two years…[MORE]

Mass. had highest rate of abused children in nation

January 28, 2016

Massachusetts reported the highest rate of abused and neglected children in the nation in fiscal year 2014 and had nearly the same number of victimized children the following year, according to newly released state and federal figures… [MORE]

Child advocate says DCF bursting at seams

August 24, 2016

The state child welfare agency is being pushed to the limit, juggling nearly 9,500 kids placed in foster homes and other settings…[MORE]

8 graphics that show the shape of the foster care system

The number of children in the state foster care system has risen in recent months…[MORE]

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