Back to Basics for DCF

Why The Three Rs Will Not Work:

By John Cooper, CEO

Historically and predictably, horrific tragedies have forced the Department of Children and Families (DCF) leadership to consistently rush to “Review, React, and Reform.”  These periods of appeasing accelerated changes typically fail to produce the desired long- term results.   One of the challenges; the Department has been in a perpetual state of change for the last 30 years with 15 or more Secretaries and has been reorganized countless times.   How many Blue Ribbon Panels, grand juries, and town hall meetings have been completed over the last 20 plus years resulting in damning reports, all with very similar recommendations?  There are no quick and easy solutions for child welfare systemic change. Read more.