Mission Impossible? DCF Commissioner Olga Roche Resigns

April 29, 2014

Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche resigned on Tuesday after being under scrutiny since a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy went missing last fall. When his body was discovered this month, followed by the deaths of two infants under DCF supervision, the writing was on the wall.


  • Maria Mossaides is familiar with the inner workings of DCF from having served as counsel to the agency in the 1980s. She’s now the chair of the Children’s League of Massachusetts. 
  • Bob Hedlund is a Republican State Senator representing parts of Plymouth and Norfolk counties. 

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