You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Letters

letters | mass. fights back agasint foster-care lawsuit

Agency should be redressing wrongs, not mounting defenses

In the Jan. 28 editorial “Mass. should defend itself against foster-care lawsuit” you conclude that Massachusetts’ decision to defend the lawsuit against it filed by the watchdog group Children’s Rights was a “principled position” and the right one. Nothing could be further from the truth.

No matter how difficult the job of the Department of Children and Families is, and no matter that it is criticized as being both too loose or too severe, the plaintiff’s assertion that the Commonwealth ranks ninth-worst among all the states in how it treats children in foster care should be taken seriously.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week