DCF In Massachusetts Struggles To Accommodate Children, Parents With Disabilities, Advocates Say.

April 27, 2021

The Boston Globe (4/27, Stout) reports, “Hobbled by a lack of expertise – and will to correct it, according to some advocates – Massachusetts’ child welfare agency has long struggled to properly accommodate children and parents with disabilities, failing them in ways both small and devastating, according to a review of lawsuits, independent reports, and Globe interviews with a dozen attorneys, researchers, and others.” The Department of Children and Families “over several years discriminated against parents with disabilities by denying them an equal chance at receiving services, a Department of Justice review concluded in a landmark settlement with DCF released in November.”


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