Cindy Lederman

The county held court for the first time Monday in its gleaming new downtown Children's Courthouse. (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Opens Gleaming New Juvenile Courthouse

Justice may be delayed. Justice may be denied. But for juveniles in Miami-Dade County now it will all be in designer surroundings.


Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Urged To Make Interim Secretaries Permanent At DCF, DJJ

As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.


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Stepfather Of Murdered Miami Mother Granted Custody Of Children

A 26-year-old man is being charged with the murder of his girlfriend after police say he fatally shot her because he believed she was having an affair.


Marsee Strong, left, and Edward Bailey, right, were both arrested and face child neglect and abuse charges after a nine-year-old in their care was found severely malnourished and abused. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Severely Malnourished N. Miami Beach Boy To Remain In Foster Care

A 9-year-old boy who was found bruised, naked and severely malnourished while wandering in the street near his North Miami beach home will remain in foster care along with three of his siblings.


The body in the pickup truck was identified as the owner's 10-year-old adoptive daughter. (Source: CBS4)

Foster Care Ordered For Two Barahona Children

In the aftermath of Monday’s tragedy in which a 10-year-old girl was found dead in the bed of her adoptive father’s truck, a Miami-Dade judge has ordered that two of her siblings, also adopted, be taken away their adoptive mother and placed in therapeutic foster care.