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04/30/2018
Maura E. Bradford

Reversed - DCF did not have reasonable cause to support allegations of neglect where the Appellant Mother held the infant child during a

01/02/2018
Carmen Colon

Affirmed - DCF had reasonable cause to support a 51A report of neglect where the Appellant Grandmother violated a DCF order by allowing t

11/28/2017
Frances I. Wheat, MPA

Affirmed - DCF’s decision to remove children from Appellant’s kinship foster/pre-adoptive home was reasonable where the Appellants, great

10/27/2017
Jorge F. Ferreira

Affirmed - DCF did not violate regulations, policies, or procedures in revoking kinship care license where Appellants did not show adequa

04/17/2018
Carmen Temme

Reversed - DCF did not have reasonable cause to support a neglect finding where Appellant: (1) made several attempts to contact the child

04/30/2018
Maura E. Bradford

Reversed - Hearing Officer reversed the Department’s finding of neglect where the appellant-mother held the infant child during a brief v

11/06/2014
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

MLRI is pleased to share with you the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute’s new KIDS COUNT report on Kinship Foster Care:  "The Ties That

12/01/2018
Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The primary purpose the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is to serve as a resource to the

08/07/2011
Center for Law and Social Policy

Center for Law and Social Policy's (CLASP's) information section on supporting kinship families including the Fostering Connections to Su

04/01/2011
Government and Family Seminar, Tufts University

A comprehensive overview of different types of kinship (or relative) caregiver relationships, including Informal Relative Caregivers, Fos

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