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.
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.
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.
A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.
The Department of Children and Families is giving away 2,000 wearable blankets to families to try and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths.
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.
The case against a Sunrise man accused of killing a child he was babysitting has taken another turn.
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.
Having children reach their 4th birthday—that’s the goal of the #Saferby4 campaign being rolled out across Broward County Monday.
The secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers Wednesday that the state abuse hotline screened out not one but two calls about potential danger to 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck — with the first call a week before her death in the waters of Tampa Bay.