Senate President Don Gaetz on Tuesday vowed to make reforming Florida’s child-welfare system a top priority of the 2014 legislative session, as a Senate panel continued its push for specific proposals to do the job.
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Both chambers of the Legislature took up child-welfare reform Tuesday, hearing from a wide range of experts with research about staff turnover and caseloads.
The attorney for the mother of a three-year-old boy, who police say was tortured before he was found dead, has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated child abuse.
The suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in foster care shocked the child-welfare system in 2009. It led to a series of recommendations about Florida’s use of psychotropic medications on foster kids and how to protect already-traumatized children from sexual abuse by other abused children.
Thanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida’s children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.
The newly released autopsy report of a 3-year old found dead in his mother’s home could lead to more charges being filed against his mother who police say tortured her son to death.
More charges could be filed against a woman who police say tortured her 3-year old son to death.
The lifeless body of a three-year-old boy, who was allegedly tortured by his own mother, has shocked many facets of the community, including veterans of the North Miami Police Department that are investigating the case.
North Miami Police are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy found inside his mother’s home early Tuesday morning.