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.
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.
A 26-year-old man is being charged with the murder of his girlfriend after police say he fatally shot her because he believed she was having an affair.
Latwana Daniels, a former TSA agent accused of armed cocaine trafficking, will be released on a $100,000 bond and will await her trial date while on house arrest, a judge ruled Wednesday.
After more than a year of passionate debate, a new law that makes major changes to Florida’s troubled child welfare system goes into effect next week.
A Miami-Dade grand jury on Tuesday released a report on reforms implemented by Florida’s child welfare system after the gruesome death of Nubia Barahona, whose adoptive parents are awaiting trial for her 2011 death.
Florida Welfare officials launched a new site, mandated by the legislature, to improve transparency surrounding child abuse deaths.
As the Florida Department of Children and Families rolls out a new website to track child deaths and make them public, the sponsor of a new law aimed at reducing those deaths is calling for an independent investigation into whether the department has been open about some recent fatalities.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a pair of bills Tuesday as the state continues efforts to curb human trafficking.
One year ago, 4-year-old AJ Hope was found dead in a Coral Springs apartment. The boy had been reunited with his mother by child welfare workers despite his mother’s ongoing mental health problems.