Executive Director Bob Gittens comes to CFCS from Northeastern University where he had been Vice President for Public Affairs since 2003. Bob brings a passion for the welfare of children and families for which CFCS is well-known, in addition to his significant management experience. He served as Cabinet Secretary of the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2001-2003 and was Commissioner of the Mass. Department of Youth Services (DYS) from 1997-2001. He was First Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office from 1992-1997 and Chairman of the Massachusetts Parole Board from 1990-92.
Bob holds a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Northeastern. He has played a distinguished role in the community as Chairman of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and member of the Governor's Youth Violence Task Force. Bob has served as a board member of numerous organizations including Judge Baker Children's Center, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Goodwill Industries.
Open Your Home To A Child
The need for loving, nurturing caretakers is greater than ever. CFCS recruits and supports new families who can provide transitional and/or permanent care for children who have been referred to the state foster care system. Learn more.
Lend A Hand
Become a CFCS volunteer! We are a small nonprofit with a broad constituency, and we depend on help from volunteers who provide their time or expertise to help with facilities, events and our holiday gift drive. Find out more.
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Serving the community for over 140 years, CFCS has an ever-expanding archive of inspiring stories from our youth, families, staff, donors, and volunteers. We want to hear from you: how did CFCS touch your life? Tell us here.