A DCF worker accused of allegedly falsifying documents after investigating a woman who has been charged with the death of her son after leaving him in the car resigned her position Thursday.
Shani Smith, the DCF worker facing termination for allegedly falsifying documents after investigating a woman who has been charged with killing her son after leaving him in the car, is denying the accusations against her.
The social worker assigned to investigate Catalina Bruno, the woman accused of killing her son after leaving him in the car, has been fired.
A bill that would grant young adults living in foster care to stay longer than 18 has passed the House and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for approval.
Several fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.
The case of Dontrell Melvin, the Hallandale Beach child who went missing 18 months ago, has brought new attention and criticism to the Department of Children and Families(DCF), Florida’s child welfare agency.
Inspired by the merciless killing of a 10-year-old girl by her adoptive parents in 2010, the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) debuted a revamped Florida Abuse Hotline.
A host of new laws aimed at protecting Florida’s children are officially on the books as of Monday.
Child welfare officials are trying to improve the statewide abuse hotline but the hotline may suffer a few hiccups in the process.
South Florida State Hospital is under investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families after three patients died last summer.