"We're hoping as we present our stories, the court will conclude that we're very passionate about making improvements to the system and that we've had results," said Angelo McClain, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families.
said that in 2008, the state implemented an effective new model for managing cases that ensure children don't fall through the cracks.
said fewer than 1 percent of children are now being abused or neglected in foster care.
said the number of stable foster care placements has improved to nearly 80 percent.
was concerned that the resources being used to defend the case could be better used to help Massachusetts children.
"I don't question (Children's Rights') motives, and I think they believe that we could be doing a better job," he