Interim DCF Secretary Calls For Review A thorough review using all necessary resources will take place at the Department of Children and Families.
New DCF Head Urges Staff To RefocusDCF’s new interim child welfare leader Esther Jacobo, who replaced David Wilkins upon his abrupt resignation last week, asked the staff to refocus after several children involved with the agency have died.
Miami DCF Administrator Named Interim Secretary Of The AgencyJust hours after being named the Interim Secretary for the Department of Children and Families, Esther Jacobo has explained her vision for the often-criticized agency moving forward.
DCF Worker Resigns After Child Dies In Hot CarA 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.
DCF Worker Fired For Allegedly Falsifying Documents Speaks OutShani 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.
DCF Worker Fired As Investigation Into Infant's Death Continues The social worker assigned to investigate Catalina Bruno, the woman accused of killing her son after leaving him in the car, has been fired.
House Clears Bill For Extended Foster CareA 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.
Dept. Of Children & Families Warns Of Public Aid ScamSeveral fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.

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