Monday, April 28, 2014

Senator Tarr's Statement on Latest DCF Failures

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today, following reports of the deaths of two more children under the care of the Department of Children and Families:

“The most recent tragic deaths of Aliana Lavigne and Bailey Irish are an emphatic reinforcement of the fact that DCF is experiencing systemic failures that demand sweeping reforms that extend from new leadership to reasonable caseloads to the kind of comprehensive protocols and accountability that will prevent further harm to some of the state’s most vulnerable children and families.”