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Mass. Governor To Talk About Review Of DCF After Disappearance Of Five-Year-Old

BOB SALSBERG,  Associated Press=

BOSTON (AP) _ Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to talk publicly about an independent review of the state child welfare agency, which has come under intense scrutiny since the disappearance of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy.

Patrick has scheduled a news conference for 9:30 a.m. Monday, following a meeting with officials of the Child Welfare League of America. The governor asked the league to review the state Department of Children and Families after the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver.

Jeremiah has not been seen by family since September, but police only learned he was missing last month. He is feared dead.

A spokeswoman says Patrick met on Sunday with senior administration officials, including DCF Commissioner Olga Roche  and Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz.

Three department social workers have been fired in connection with the case.

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