DCF call may have prevented girl's death
Today in court it was revealed that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) services received a call that could have saved 8-year-old Christiana Glenn's life.
Allison Blake, the commissioner of the DCF, said a hotline caller reported seeing two children who appeared underweight and had to be carried. Blake said he spoke in a heavy accent, but clearly left an Irvington address, where days later Christiana was discovered starving with a broken leg.
She said the hotline caller had specific, accurate information about the condition of Vanette Ovilde's children and was virtually dismissed by the DCF.
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