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.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families is often associated with bad news and damaged children, but the agency wants to change that perception.
The Sunshine State is looking for a few good men and women to help with children in need. Okay, so they are looking for more than a few.
Florida’s child welfare system is one of the top five in the nation according to a new survey. The 2012 Right For Kids Rankings report, which was released Friday, ranks Florida fourth in the nation when it came to providing key services.
A new program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect in Miami’s African-American communities will be launched Thursday.
On the one year anniversary of the death of 10-year old Nubia Barahona, the head of Department of Children and Families says they’ve made progress towards making sure this tragedy never happens again.