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(Source: AP)

Report Shows Widespread Problems In Miami-Dade Child Welfare System

A report by a team of child-welfare professionals has identified major problems throughout a system of care that is struggling to protect children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

09/15/2014

(Source: Instagram)

Vigil Held For Baby Allegedly Abused By His Mom’s Boyfriend

A vigil is being held Saturday evening for a baby on life support who prosecutors say is “expected to pass.”

09/13/2014

(Source: Instagram)

Prosecutors: Baby On Life Support “Expected To Pass”

Prosecutors announced Friday a baby, on life support is “expected to pass.” Meantime, the mother’s boyfriend is being held on no bond, charged with child abuse.

09/12/2014

"Baby Andres" (Source: Instagram)

Exclusive: Father Of Baby On Life Support Speaks Out After Mom’s Boyfriend Charged

The father of a 5-month-old boy who is on life support spoke out exclusively to CBS4 after the mother’s boyfriend was charged with child abuse.

09/10/2014

(Source: AP)

A Cautious Optimism Prevails At Child Protection Summit

New money, a new leader and a sweeping new law had Florida’s child-welfare professionals and foster parents feeling cautiously optimistic at their annual gathering this week.

09/05/2014

A man and woman were detained by police after they discovered the couple had left two small children alone in a car while they were inside the Hialeah Park Casino. (Source: CBS4)

Parents Charged With Leaving Kids In Casino Parking Released

South Florida parents arrested for reportedly leaving their two young boys in the car while they went gambling at a Hialeah Casino are expected to be released from jail.

08/29/2014

A man and woman were detained by police after they discovered the couple had left two small children alone in a car while they were inside the Hialeah Park Casino. (Source: CBS4)

Kids Found Alone In Casino Parking Lot, Couple Charged

Employees at Hialeah Park Casino say a veteran security guard on routine patrol may have saved the lives of young boys who were left alone in their parents car while their parents were gambling.

08/28/2014

4-year-old mauled by dog in Goulds (Source: CBS4)

Dog Seized After Child’s Deadly Mauling Attack Euthanized

One of the dogs, a pit bull that lived in a home where a 4-year-old was mauled to death last week, has been euthanized.

08/19/2014

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Animal Services)

DCF Knew Of Danger Dogs Posed To Boy Mauled To Death

Three-and-a-half years before Javan Dade, Jr. was mauled to death by his father’s dog or dogs in the backyard of the dad’s home in Southwest Miami-Dade, the Department of Children and Families was warned that the dogs posed a danger to Javan and his siblings.

08/18/2014

Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

DCF Works With Agency To Relieve Miami Foster-Care Overflow

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the agency that oversees child welfare in Miami to resolve issues that have included an overflow of kids in the area’s foster-care system.

08/08/2014

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