Florida Senate OKs $3.75M For Barahona Boy Found Doused In ChemicalsFlorida lawmakers have approved a plan to pay $3.75 million to a boy involved in a case that rocked the state's child-welfare system in 2011.
"Barahona" Bill Moves Toward ApprovalFlorida lawmakers could be on the verge of approving a plan to pay $3.75 million in a case that rocked the state's child-welfare system in 2011.
House Panel Supports Payment In Barahona CaseA House committee has approved paying $3.75 million as part of the settlement of a high-profile case in which a 10-year-old girl was found dead and her twin brother was found with severe injuries from abuse.
'She Was Outside & Saw A Kid Fall': Minor Calls 911 After 1-Year-Old's FallNeighbors called in a panic after a 1-year-old fell from the fourth-floor balcony of a Hialeah apartment complex.
DCF Under Fire Over LGBT Rule ChangeThe Florida Department of Children and Families is under fire for backing off of part a proposal that would protect LGBT kids who live in group homes from discrimination --- including so-called "conversion therapy" aimed at changing their sexual orientation.
Miami Foster Home Investigated After Kids' Fight Video SurfacesAfter video surfaced of two 11-year-old foster children engaged in a violent brawl, the Department of Children and Families is investigating the Miami foster home for possible charges of child abuse.
Hundreds Of Foster Kids Reunited With Family For ChristmasIt will truly be a happy holiday for more than 1,600 kids in Florida's foster care system.
BSO Investigating Death Of ToddlerThe Broward Sheriff's Office said homicide detectives are trying to figure out why a 2-year-old girl died early Thursday morning.
Mom Of Girl Found Dead Accused Of Abusing 5 Kids For YearsDocuments released by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office revealed child welfare investigators went several times to a home, at times infested with rats and roaches, where a girl was found dead in a freezer. The documents also stated the mother of the girl was accused of beating her five children for years.
DCF Secretary Points To 'System Failure' In Child DeathsFlorida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll told a Senate panel Thursday that the state's child-protection system appears to have failed two children whose bodies were found in recent days.
DCF, Senators Eye Ways To Bolster Child ProtectionThe chief of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers Thursday his agency is making progress at carrying out reforms but still has a long way to go.
Judge Slams DCF After Kids Walk Away From FacilityA Miami-Dade Juvenile Court judge was severely critical of the state's Department of Children and Families, and two of its contractors, during a Monday morning hearing over what needs to be done with five siblings who walked away from a child services facility last week and were missing for 20 hours before being found at a relative's house.