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Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

DCF Wants To Put Nubia Barahona Settlement On Hold

The Florida Department of Children and Families and attorneys for the state’s legislature want to put a hold on a deal to pay nearly four million dollars to settle a lawsuit over the gruesome death of 10-year old Nubia Barahona and the torture of her twin brother Victor.

12/15/2014

Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

Carroll Says DCF Safety Net Can’t Fail Children

The man in charge of Florida’s social services agency is also known for improving the child welfare system.

12/09/2014

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Florida’s Medicaid Website Down For Repairs

Florida families looking to see if they are eligible for Medicaid will have to put their plans on hold. The website that determines eligibility will be down for repairs starting Friday.

11/07/2014

Sara Montoya (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Mother Of Alleged Wandering Child Turns Self In To Police

Hialeah police report a woman who was wanted for leaving her three-year-old child home alone turned herself in to police.

10/17/2014

(Source: AP)

Scott Child Protection Claims Disputed

During the gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott said child protection has improved under his watch especially compared to that of his opponent former Governor Charlie Crist.

10/16/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott’s Claim Of Fewer Child Abuse Deaths Questioned

Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly tells voters that abused and neglected children are safer under his leadership than when his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist was governor, but an Associated Press examination of that claim shows that campaign claim may be an exaggeration.

10/15/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Florida Man Admits To Killing Family In 911 Call

A multiple murder-suicide that happened in Bell, which involved six children, has caused the community to question Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ role after they missed several preceding alarms.

09/23/2014

Don Spirit (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Florida Investigated Man Who Killed 6 Grandkids

A Florida man who fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren was investigated by the state.

09/22/2014

(Source: AP)

Florida Turns To Child Development Science To Improve Foster Care

Foster parents are one of the keys to reforming Florida’s troubled child-welfare system, experts say.

09/16/2014

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Sister Of Brutally Slain Nubia Barahona Sues DCF

The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, a young girl who died in the custody of her adoptive parents, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families.

09/16/2014

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