One major topic of debate during the 2014 gubernatorial elections was the functioning of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Massachusetts. Prior to the debates and subsequently as well, the media has highlighted some challenges and issues that plague DCF, and several high-profile cases have sparked not only the attention of our state government, but the public at large as well. After consultation with legislators, we decided that our 2015 Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar would focus on this crisis.
Douglas, Emily M. Ph.D; Gushwa, Melinda Ph.D; Henry, Martha J. Ph.D; Hines, Denise A. Ph.D; Aboujaoude, Mickayla; and Casey, Annie E. Foundation, "Mission Critical: Reforming Foster Care and Child Protective Services in Massachusetts" (2015). Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise. 36.