Child Protection

Advocates: State Should Spend More On Children In Surplus YearChildren's advocates say they're "cautiously optimistic" about Gov. Rick Scott's budget recommendations for the coming spending year, which contain relatively few cuts to programs that serve Florida's children.
Scott Child Protection Claims DisputedDuring the gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott said child protection has improved under his watch especially compared to that of his opponent former Governor Charlie Crist.
Despite New Law, Debate Over Child Protection ContinuesAfter more than a year of passionate debate, a new law that makes major changes to Florida’s troubled child welfare system goes into effect next week.
New Details Emerging In Death Of 12-Year-Old, State Records ShowTamiyah Audain, autistic and disabled, lost a large amount of weight in the months leading up to her death at the end of September while living with a caregiver -- her cousin -- in a Lauderhill apartment with a rotting smell and cockroaches all over the kitchen, state records obtained by CBS4's news partner The Miami Herald show.
Mystery Surrounding Missing 3-Year-Old SolvedA nearly year-long mystery surrounding a three-year-old girl began to be unraveled in a Miami-Dade court Friday morning.
Casey Anthony Trial Leads Senate To Ponder Child WelfareIn a direct response to concerns raised by the Casey Anthony trial about child protection, Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced the creation of a Select Committee on Protecting Florida's Children.