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DCF chief tries to right agency as scrutiny grows

Olga Roche faces a massive task

She has what one children’s advocate called “the worst job in state government.” She runs an agency that in recent months completely lost track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy, allegedly ignored multiple reports of sexual abuse of another child, and was chastised by a federal judge for failing thousands of children whose futures in Massachusetts he called “murkier than in most places in America.”

“Do you care?” the judge wrote, expressing outrage.

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