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Qushanna Doby (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Exclusive: Surveillance Tape Shows Mom Accused Of Abandoning Baby After Taking Flakka

New surveillance tape shows some disturbing images of a disoriented mother wandering aimlessly through a Dunkin Donuts parking lot in Boynton Beach after police say she abandoned her baby girl nearby. They said she had admitted to taking the synthetic drug “flakka” the night before.

05/04/2015

DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

DCF Faulted For Oversight Of Privatized Agencies

Two reports presented to lawmakers last week criticized the Florida Department of Children and Families for poor oversight of the privatized agencies that deliver child-welfare, substance-abuse and mental-health services statewide.

04/20/2015

Corey Gordon (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Accused Child Killer’s Attorney Still Blames Boy’s Mother For Death

The attorney for accused child killer Corey Gordon has said for months that his client did not kill 3-year-old Khyese Coach, the son of his then-girlfriend Chantal Haye. Instead, attorney Gawane Grant has laid the blame for the boy’s death on Haye.

04/16/2015

Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

DCF Report Could Shed Light On Hollywood Boy’s Death

The head of the state’s Department of Children and Families appeared before a Senate panel Thursday to talk about the death of a three year old Hollywood boy last month.

04/10/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Released From Jail

A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.

03/19/2015

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Florida Child Welfare Agency Tackles Baby Sleep Deaths

The Department of Children and Families is giving away 2,000 wearable blankets to families to try and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths.

02/28/2015

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

Gardiner Wants Review Of Mental Health Services After Girl’s Death

Senate President Andy Gardiner wants the state to focus more on mental-health issues after the child-welfare system was stunned by the death of a 5-year-old girl whose father is accused of dropping her into Tampa Bay.

02/16/2015

Corey Gordon (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Accused Child Killer Backtracks On Confession

The case against a Sunrise man accused of killing a child he was babysitting has taken another turn.

02/12/2015

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Report Shows Lost Chances To Help Slain 5-Year-Old

A report released Monday by the Florida Department of Children and Families shows that child-protective officials missed several opportunities to help Phoebe Jonchuck’s troubled family or to intervene in the last days of her life.

02/09/2015

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Safer By 4 Campaign Hopes To Reduce Preventable Child Deaths

Having children reach their 4th birthday—that’s the goal of the #Saferby4 campaign being rolled out across Broward County Monday.

02/09/2015

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