A discussion of Boston Housing Authority v.
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to find neglect where the Appellant Father: (1) exposed children to a highly hostile home environment
Affirmed in part and reversed in part - DCF had reasonable cause to support allegations of neglect where Appellant’s children were sexual
Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to believe that the child was neglected where the mother testified that there was a long history of d
Affirmed - DCF had sufficient evidence to find neglect where there was evidence of domestic violence in the presence of the child.
Reversed - DCF did not have a reasonable basis to believe that Appellant was liable for neglect on account of the Appellant not being a c
Affirmed - DCF had a reasonable basis for case closure when (1) there had been multiple unsupported or screened-out 51B decisions; (2) th
Affirmed - DCF had sufficient evidence to find neglect where Appellant left the child with child’s mother overnight despite knowing that