Press Statements

2018

News Articles

2018

Sept
25
Sept
21
Taking A Toll: The Opioid Crisis And N.H.'s Children
The Exchange / New Hampshire Union Leader Sep 21, 2018
Sept
17
Taking a Toll: The Opioid Epidemic's Impact on N.H.'s Child Welfare System
Rick Ganley & Mary McIntyre / New Hampshire Union Leader Sep 17, 2018
July
2
June
27
New legislation seeks to shore up child protections
Damien Fisher / The Telegraph June 27, 2018
June
21
States brace for dramatic overhaul to federal foster care funding
Maya Lora, Emily Burnbaum / The Hill June 21, 2018
June
5
June
5
Children in New Hampshire Are Living With Their Parents’ Addiction
Today, New Futures, a statewide health policy and advocacy organization, and the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire released a Carsey School research brief presenting new data on the children and caregivers impacted by the ongoing addiction epidemic.
Sheila Vargas / Carsey School of Public Policy June 5, 2018
May
17
Ongoing opioid crisis takes toll on NH families
Jennifer Crompton / WMUR 9 May 17, 2018
May
15
DHHS blasts report critical of Sununu Youth Services Center
Todd Feathers / New Hampshire Union Leader May 15, 2018
Apr
25
N.H. House panel recommends more jobs for DCYF, makes cuts to Senate plan
The New Hampshire House Finance Committee voted in favor of a bill (SB 592) to provide more funding for the DCYF.
Ethan DeWitt / Concord Monitor April 25, 2018
Apr
24
House committee unanimously approves funding, new positions for DCYF
Efforts to reform the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families are getting a big boost from a division of the House Finance Committee giving its support to a plan to give more staff and resources to the child protection agency.
Adam Sexton / WMUR-9 April 24, 2018
Apr
22
CloseUp: Child advocate says DCYF reforms at risk
Close Up: Child Advocate says DCYF Reforms at Risk
Adam Sexton / WMUR-9 April 22, 2018
Mar
6
Child Advocate Calls for Voluntary Services
More funding for at-risk families could have helped avert tragedy in Derry. SB 590 would include voluntary services to support these families.
Meghan / Smart Start New Hampshire March 6, 2018
Mar
1
Child advocate: Support services might have saved New Hampshire boy’s life
Child advocate: Support services might have saved New Hampshire boy's life
Holly Ramer / AP on Boston.com March 1, 2018
Mar
1
Report: Death of Derry boy may have been preventable
Moira O'Neill, who heads the brand-new Office of the Child Advocate, said a program that's no longer funded could have made a difference.
Mike Cronin / WMUR-9 March 1, 2018
Mar
1
N.H. Office of the Child Advocate investigating DCYF after Derry murder-suicide
N.H. Office of the Child Advocate investigating DCYF after Derry murder-suicide.
Breanna Edelstein / Eagle Tribune Mar 1, 2018
Feb
1
Child Advocate to Oversee N.H.'s Child Protection System
Child Advocate to Oversee Child Protection: An Interview with new Director of the Office of the Child Advocate.
Rick Ganley, Mary MacIntyre / NHPR February 1, 2018
Jan
29
State's new child advocate will see the full picture
State's new child advocate will see the full picture. New Hampshire's first child advocate will have unusual independence and authority, including subpoena power, as she takes office today in yet another move by lawmakers to address problems in the state’s troubled child protective services.
Dave Solomon / New Hampshire Union Leader January 29, 2019
Jan
24
Executive Council OKs Director of Office of Child Advocate
The Executive Council has approved Governor Sununu's nomination of Moira O'Neill as director of the new office to help better protect children.
Associated Press / NHPR January 24th, 2018

2017

Dec
12
Candidates interviewed to lead new Office of Child Advocate
Candidates were interviewed to lead the new Office of the Child Advocate.
Adam Sexton / WMUR-9 December 12, 2017
Oct
11
N.H. child deaths 'hard to address' without data
N.H. child deaths 'hard to address' without data. Reporter for Concord Monitor finds tt's impossible to know the total number of child deaths in New Hampshire related to abuse and neglect - or even the instances of child mistreatment - because no single entity in the state is tracking all the data.
Allie Morris / Concord Monitor April 10, 2017
Oct
11
Fatal flaws – Part 1 of 4: Inside the last year of Brielle Gage's life
Part 1 of 4-part series on the flaws in the child welfare system found to have contributed to the deaths of children by maltreatment.
Allie Morris / Concord Monitor April 11, 2017
Apr
11
Fatal flaws – Part 2 of 4: Tracking N.H. child deaths linked to abuse or neglect
Part 2 of 4-part series on the flaws in the child welfare system found to have contributed to the deaths of children by maltreatment.
Allie Morris / Concord Monitor April 11, 2017
Apr
11
Fatal flaws – Part 3 of 4: DCYF faces staff shortage, heavy caseloads
Part 3 of a 4-part series on the flaws in the child welfare system found to have contributed to the deaths of children by maltreatment.
Allie Morris / Concord Monitor April 11, 2017
Apr
11
Fatal flaws: 4 of 4 – Efforts to reform DCYF await implementation
Part 3 of a 4-part series on the flaws in the child welfare system found to have contributed to the deaths of children by maltreatment.
Allie Morris / Concord Monitor April 11, 2017

2016

Apr
24
Child advocate proposed for NH
A legislative commission set up to review child abuse fatalities in New Hampshire is working on its most ambitious proposal yet - a watchdog agency to keep an independent eye on the state's child protection system ...
David Solomon / New Hampshire Union Leader April 24, 2016

2015

Apr
24
AG reviewing recent child deaths
The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office is reviewing recent child deaths in the state and any actions of the state's child protection agency before the deaths took place.
Mark Hayward / New Hampshire Union Leader October 1, 2015