A new law giving young adults in foster care the option of staying until age 21 is slated to go into effect January 1, 2014.
There’s a scathing new report out regarding the state’s efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.
For the past 60 days, Geoff Cole has been in the Dade County Jail, held in contempt of court because Family Court Judge George Sarduy believes he either knows where his runaway 14-year-old daughter is staying or he can compel the child to come forward.
With tears streaming down her face, Jessica Freelove faced a judge Tuesday. The allegations against her started with, what should have been a simple traffic stop for speeding, but instead turned into a police chase.
Tamiyah Audain, autistic and disabled, lost a large amount of weight in the months leading up to her death at the end of September while living with a caregiver — her cousin — in a Lauderhill apartment with a rotting smell and cockroaches all over the kitchen, state records obtained by CBS4′s news partner The Miami Herald show.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families, with at least 20 child deaths reported since April, is working on implementing a new approach to child safety—aiming at a more proactive method of ensuring children in harms way are protected–before it’s too late.
As day four of the GOP-forced federal government shutdown rolls on Friday, most Florida agencies have avoided the worst impacts of the shutdown.
Charged with neglect in the death of one of her children, Brittney Sierra has given birth again.
A 12-year-old autistic girl died in Lauderhill on Wednesday night and state child welfare workers who were overseeing her care are facing serious questions.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced a new state initiative in an effort to end human trafficking.