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DCF Makes Critical Changes After Family Tragedy

The Department of Children and Families is taking drastic measures to ensure what happened in the Nubia Barahona murder case never happens again.

CBS4–09/20/2011

(Source: CBS4) Andrea Fleary, the fired DCF caseworker who claims she did everything she could have done to investigate abuse allegations in the Barahona family abuse  case.

Fired DCF Worker In Barahona Abuse Case Loses Appeal

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.

CBS4–06/18/2011

(Source: CBS4) Andrea Fleary, the fired DCF caseworker who claims she did everything she could have done to investigate abuse allegations in the Barahona family abuse  case.

Barahona Caseworker: “I Did Everything I Could”

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.

CBS4–04/08/2011

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Panel Chides DCF In Report

After 15 hours of testimony, an independent blue ribbon panel finally pieced together what went wrong with DCF that led to the death of Nubia Barahona.

CBS4–03/10/2011

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

DCF Panel Meets Again In Barahona Case

An independent panel of child welfare experts investigating one of the worst child abuse cases in South Florida history met again Monday afternoon in its effort to determine what went wrong in the state’s effort to protect Victor and Nubia Barahona.

CBS4–03/07/2011

Carmen Barahona

Carmen Barahona’s Daughter Thinks Mom Deserved Arrest

Carmen Barahona, the adopted mother of murdered Nubia Barahona, was arrested Saturday by Miami-Dade police.

CBS4–03/06/2011

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Investigative Panel Wants Answers In Barahona Probe

An independent panel of child welfare experts is meeting again Thursday discussing 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.

CBS4–03/03/2011

The body of an unidentified person remains inside a pickup truck covered by tents in Palm Beach County. (CBS4)

New Call Released In Barahona Tragedy, Agency Promising Sweeping Changes

The Blue Ribbon Panel appointed to figure out how the case of Nubia and Victor Barahona slipped through the cracks, is set to meet again Thursday morning.

CBS4–03/02/2011

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Teacher Warned Of Abuse In Barahona Case, Panel Learns

Child welfare attorney Christy Lopez-Acevedo testified Tuesday before a blue-ribbon investigative panel, telling a tale of warnings ignored that should have alerted state officials of the abuse of at least two children at the home of Jorrge and Carmen Barahona.

CBS4–03/01/2011

(Source: Miami-Dade Courts) Nubia, daughter of Jorge Barahona found dead in the back of his pest control truck Monday

Panel Investigating Barahona Case To Meet Friday

An independent panel of child welfare experts appointed to determine what went wrong in the state’s efforts to protect Victor and Nubia Barahona will meet Friday for the first time.

CBS4–02/24/2011

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