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