An Open Letter to Governor Patrick
Dear Governor Patrick,
It is with great sadness that we write you today.
Far too many children have died under the care of the Department of Children and Families. This department must be immediately reorganized and that will require new leadership.
DCF has granted waivers ninety-eight percent of the time to people with criminal history, failed to implement to conduct home visits twenty percent of the time, failed to develop high standards for foster parents, allowed thirty-four percent of the social workers to operate without being licensed and advocated for visitation of parents who were found to have sexually assaulted their children. This is unacceptable.
We are urging you to take immediate action and ask for the resignation of Commissioner Olga Roche.
The children of our state must be the first priority.
Representative Leah Cole