Welcome to the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA)
The goal of the OCA is to ensure that every child involved with state agencies in Massachusetts is protected from harm and receives quality services. We are here to listen to the problems you encounter and identify resources and strategies that can help. We also work with legislators, social workers, doctors, administrators, and other professionals to improve services to children and families.
OCA Releases Annual Report FY 2012
From The Child Advocate, Gail Garinger: “I am happy to share the fourth Annual Report from the Office of the Child Advocate with the citizens of the Commonwealth, child welfare and juvenile justice advocates, and everyone interested in how public agencies serve children and families in Massachusetts. At the OCA our mission is to improve the safety, health, and wellbeing of Massachusetts children by promoting positive change in public policy and practice. The OCA Annual Report for FY 2012 illustrates how the OCA staff work toward this goal every day. We welcome your feedback on the report, as well as suggestions about ways to improve our child welfare and juvenile justice systems.” The complete report, along with prior annual reports, is available on our Annual Reports page.