Blue Ribbon Panel
The Department of Children and Families is taking drastic measures to ensure what happened in the Nubia Barahona murder case never happens again.
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.
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.
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.
Carmen Barahona, the adopted mother of murdered Nubia Barahona, was arrested Saturday by Miami-Dade police.
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.
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.
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.
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.