Our favorite Director of the appearance of bull crap ,Always starts well then they get caught in the greed of the titleIV monies some foia request need to be done here..
February 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
A Cape Cod foster child under DCF watch has been missing for more than six weeks — a startling development that contradicts last month’s testimony by agency boss Olga Roche that all 36,000 Bay State kids under the department’s care were safe and sound.
The boy, who turned 15 Tuesday, was reported missing from the Cape START program in Falmouth on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., according to Falmouth police Lt. Sean Doyle.
As of last night, Falmouth police said the teen still was missing. The Herald is not naming the boy because he may be in danger.
Roche repeatedly promised lawmakers at a Jan. 23 hearing — 10 days after a contractor for the Department of Children and Families filed a missing person’s report on the missing teen — that no children in the agency’s care were unaccounted for.
The hearing came in the wake of the disappearance of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of Fitchburg, who went missing for months before DCF noticed and is now presumed dead.
State Rep. David Linsky, chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, grilled Roche at the much-publicized panel, bluntly asking, “Can you give me and the other 6 million people of the commonwealth the assurance that you know that every single one of those 36,000 children in your care today are present, alive and healthy? Can you give me that assurance that there’s no other Jeremiah Oliver out there today?”
“Yes,” Roche testified, adding that social workers had visited all children ages 5 and under.
“You are 100 percent confident?” the Natick Democrat pressed.
“Yes, sir,” Roche replied.
Linsky told the Herald yesterday that Roche and DCF officials have not contacted him since last month’s public hearing to amend her testimony or report any children missing.
DCF officials refused to directly address several questions on the latest missing child case, and instead released a statement speaking generally on how DCF handles “runaway” cases. Roche, they contend, testified that there were no other missing kids the same age as Jeremiah Oliver and didn’t intend for her statement to include older kids.
“The department actively searches in partnership with law enforcement until the adolescent is found,” DCF spokeswoman Cayenne Isaksen said.
“DCF also notifies the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children when necessary so they can assign a case manager.”
However, the Herald last night could not find a listing for the teen in the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s online database. There was a missing poster only for Oliver on the nationwide missing kids website.
A woman who answered the phone at Cape START and refused to give her name told a Herald reporter yesterday that any information the agency has about the missing teen is “confidential.”
Dan Zabriskie, an administrator at The Children’s Study Home, a nonprofit DCF contractor that runs the Cape Cod residential home, also declined comment on the case, but said the Cape START home houses a maximum of 13 children, all in DCF custody.
The Springfield-based nonprofit reported taking in more than $5.2 million in state contracts and so-called “supports” last fiscal year.
It runs three residential group homes, including two others in Springfield, serving roughly 70 kids from ages 6 to 18 in total, according to its most recent nonprofit filing.
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