Scathing report details DCF failures leading to death of Fall River boy 

14-year-old David Almond died of abuse and neglect while under state oversight 

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES failed autistic teenager David Almond time and time again, making inexplicable decisions and ignoring danger signs until the 14-year-old died, emaciated and bruised, allegedly at the hands of his caregivers.  A damning report issued Wednesday by the Office of the Child Advocate turns a harsh spotlight on the state’s child protection(...)

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