David Lawrence

Focus On South Florida: The Children’s Movement of FloridaSince 2010, the Children's Movement of Florida has been an influential voice for South Florida children and their parents.
A Low-Profile Push For Child Welfare In TallahasseeWith gambling, guns, booze and tax cuts on the legislative agenda, the Children's Movement of Florida is pushing for child welfare improvements, a topic that gets little attention.
NASA: Probe Confirms Ice On MercuryEveryone knows there is ice at the North Pole of Earth. Now a special messenger has just confirmed that there is also ice on the north pole of Mercury – the closest planet to the sun.
Florida Files Race To The Top ApplicationFlorida has filed its nearly 300-page Race to the Top application for a $100 million early learning grant designed to improve its voluntary pre-kindergarten program.
Former Gov. Kirk Memorialized, Laid To RestFormer Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott were among those who paid their respects Monday at a funeral service for former Gov. Claude Kirk.
Judge: Victor Barahona Can Be Returned To TexasThere is relief for a young boy at the center of a family tragedy that rocked South Florida. Victor Barahona, whose adoptive father is accused of killing his twin sister, Nubia, and trying to kill him will be allowed to live with his uncle in Texas.
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.
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.
Teacher Warned Of Abuse In Barahona Case, Panel LearnsChild 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.
Investigative Panel Meets Friday On Barahona CaseAn 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.
Investigative Panel To Meet Friday On Barahona CaseA blue ribbon panel will meet for the first time Friday to discuss one of the worst child abuse cases in South Florida history.
Girl Who Blew Whistle On Barahonas In Dad's CustodyThe 7-year-old girl who blew the whistle on the alleged abuse of Nubia and Victor Barahona, just days before Nubia was found dead in her adoptive father’s pickup truck and her twin brother was found critically injured, will remain in the sole custody of her father.