From The Child Advocate, Gail Garinger: “I am happy to share the fifth 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 2013 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 below.

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