An appeal filed by a former DCF child abuse investigator involved in the Barahona case was dismissed. Andrea Fleary filed the appeal after she was fired and claimed that her dismissal was inappropriate because she made no mistakes in her investigation.
Andrea Fleary, the Florida Department of Children and Families caseworker fired for allegedly botching the investigation the Barahona family abuse case, believes she did everything she could to investigate the charges.
An independent panel of child welfare experts held a meeting Friday afternoon for the first time to discuss one of the worst child abuse cases in South Florida history as it tries to determine what went wrong in the state’s effort to protect Victor and Nubia Barahona.
A blue ribbon panel will meet for the first time Friday to discuss one of the worst child abuse cases in South Florida history.
The Department of Children and Families caseworker under fire for failing to report the possible of abuse of 10-year old twins Victor and Nubia Barahona to the police reportedly has a troubled past with the department which includes two previous “final” reprimands.