State Department of Children and Families Are Under Fire

The State Department of Children and Families are under fire for under reporting the number of child deaths under their supervision.

A grand jury report issued Tuesday said the failure to publicly report 30 deaths was "misleading" and that it eroded the public trust. Interim DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, who took office just two months ago, was also praised by the grand jury for a quick response.

State lawmaker weighed in and sent a clear message to DCF this spring. A legislatively mandated web site tracking child deaths and a families involvement with DCF launched Wednesday.

A full report on ten years of child deaths is expected to be up for viewing by the end of the year. DCF will now send two investigators in suspicious cases, just to have a second set of eyes when making decisions about a child's future.


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