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Martha Coakley offers conflicting words on DCF

As a candidate for governor, Martha Coakley has strongly criticized the troubled Department of Children and Families, saying it overloads its social workers and is unable to properly protect children from abuse.

“During my career, I have seen, day in and day out, how the current structure of DCF puts children at risk and overburdens social workers,’’ Coakley said in a statement released by her gubernatorial campaign. She vowed that, as governor, she would put in place crucial changes needed to protect children.

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