DCF

Carmen and Jorge Barahona (Source: CBS4)

Couple Charged In Adoptive Daughter’s Death Back In Court

Jorge and Carmen Barahona, accused of brutally killing and beating their adopted daughter, are scheduled to appear in court Friday.

14 hours ago

DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting Care

Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF’s hotline that the man was a danger to his children.

01/28/2015

(Source: Grayson Country Sheriff's Office)

Wanted Teen Agrees To Return To Home State Of Kentucky

One of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks around the South appeared before a judge Monday.

CBS Miami–01/19/2015

(Source: CBS4)

DCF Reports Jump In Calls Reporting Human Trafficking

Calls to report human trafficking in the state have more than doubled in the last four years.

01/14/2015

John Jonchuck  (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From Bridge

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is promising swift changes in how they respond to potential child abuse cases amid an investigation into the death of a 5-year old thrown from a Florida bridge.

01/13/2015

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

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