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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities

Date Time Topic Location Status Bills
4/25/2017 1:00 PM MISC B-2 Rescheduled
4/25/2017 1:00 PM MISC B-2 Canceled
5/16/2017 1:00 PM DTA B-2 Completed
6/6/2017 1:00 PM MISC B-2 Completed
6/27/2017 1:00 PM DCF B-2 Completed
6/27/2017 1:00 PM DCF B-2 Rescheduled
7/31/2017 1:00 PM DDS B-1 Completed
7/31/2017 1:00 PM DDS B-1 Rescheduled
7/31/2017 1:00 PM DDS B-1 Rescheduled
10/10/2017 1:00 PM MISC B-1 Completed
10/24/2017 1:00 PM DTA 222 Rescheduled
10/24/2017 1:30 PM DTA 222 Completed
11/14/2017 1:00 PM DDS 222 Canceled
11/21/2017 1:00 PM MISC A-1 Completed
12/5/2017 12:00 PM DDS and DCF B-1 Completed
1/17/2018 1:30 PM Oversight Hearing for the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Committee will review current DDS policies, procedures, and responses to reported incidents. Verbal testimony will be heard from representatives of DDS and the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission. A-2 Completed
2/6/2018 12:00 PM MISC A-2 Completed
2/6/2018 1:00 PM Department of Children and Families' Informational Hearing --- Verbal testimony will be heard from representatives of DCF, the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and the Office of the Child Advocate. Members of the public who wish to attend and listen to testimony are invited to do so. Members of the public are also welcomed and encouraged to submit written testimony to the Committee. A-2 Completed
2/13/2018 1:30 PM Office of the Child Advocate – Annual Report Presentation B-2 Completed
6/12/2018 1:00 PM MISC B-1 Completed
10/30/2018 11:00 AM The Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities has scheduled an Oversight Hearing of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Committee will review current DDS policies, trainings, procedures, and responses to reports of sexual abuse. Verbal testimony will be by invitation only and will include the following stakeholders: the Department of Developmental Services, the Disabled Persons Protection Commission, The Massachusetts Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR), the Disability Law Center, The ARC of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written testimony to the Committee and those who wish to attend are invited to do so. Testimony should be sent to the office of Representative Kay Khan, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities via email to Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov, or mailed to; Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities c/o Representative Kay Khan State House, Room 146 24 Beacon Street Boston MA, 02133 A-2 Completed
10/30/2018 11:00 AM The Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities has scheduled an Oversight Hearing of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Committee will review current DDS policies, trainings, procedures, and responses to reports of sexual abuse. Verbal testimony will be by invitation only and will include the following stakeholders: the Department of Developmental Services, the Disabled Persons Protection Commission, The Massachusetts Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR), the Disability Law Center, The ARC of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written testimony to the Committee and those who wish to attend are invited to do so. Testimony should be sent to the office of Representative Kay Khan, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities via email to Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov, or mailed to; Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities c/o Representative Kay Khan State House, Room 146 24 Beacon Street Boston MA, 02133 A-2 Rescheduled
10/30/2018 11:00 AM The Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities has scheduled an Oversight Hearing of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Committee will review current DDS policies, trainings, procedures, and responses to reports of sexual abuse. Verbal testimony will be by invitation only and will include the following stakeholders: the Department of Developmental Services, the Disabled Persons Protection Commission, The Massachusetts Coalition of Families and Advocates (COFAR), the Disability Law Center, The ARC of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written testimony to the Committee and those who wish to attend are invited to do so. Testimony should be sent to the office of Representative Kay Khan, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities via email to Kay.Khan@mahouse.gov, or mailed to; Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities c/o Representative Kay Khan State House, Room 146 24 Beacon Street Boston MA, 02133 A-1 Rescheduled