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Dan Markel (Source: Florida State University)

Slaying Of Florida State Law Professor Is A Seeming Mystery

As an investigation is underway into the death of Florida State University law school professor one detail detectives have made clear is , whoever did it wanted him dead.

07/24/2014

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Florida Senate Takes Next Step Toward DCF Reform

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on Monday took the next step toward reforming the state Department of Children and Families by asking the author of a white paper to address a Senate panel on how to improve the agency’s approach to child safety.

01/06/2014

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DCF’s Three-Day Summit In Orlando Underway

With over 2,000 people expected to attend, Florida’s Department of Children and Families is set to hold its annual summit Wednesday in Orlando.

08/28/2013

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Interim DCF Secretary Calls For Review

A thorough review using all necessary resources will take place at the Department of Children and Families.

07/26/2013

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New DCF Head Urges Staff To Refocus

DCF’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.

07/24/2013

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Miami DCF Administrator Named Interim Secretary Of The Agency

Just 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.

07/18/2013

Shani Smith, the DCF worker fired for allegedly falsifying documents when investigating a woman charged with killing her son, denies allegations. (Source: CBS4)

DCF Worker Resigns After Child Dies In Hot Car

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.

CBS Miami–05/30/2013

Shani Smith, the DCF worker fired for allegedly falsifying documents when investigating a woman charged with killing her son, denies allegations. (Source: CBS4)

DCF Worker Fired For Allegedly Falsifying Documents Speaks Out

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.

05/28/2013

Catalina Bruno (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

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.

CBS4–05/23/2013

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

House Clears Bill For Extended Foster Care

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.

05/02/2013

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