The Florida Legislature is poised to strengthen the Jimmy Ryce Act, named for a Miami-Dade County boy who was raped and murdered in 1995, after the high-profile killing of a Jacksonville girl this summer and a newspaper series showing the state isn’t doing enough to prevent sexually violent predators from striking again.
A two-year-old boy is in critical condition Saturday after falling from a second-story window from a motel room in Hialeah. After further investigation, the parents have been charged with child neglect after police said they found drugs and alcohol in the room.
With the state Department of Children and Families switching to a new vendor, the program that provides food assistance, formerly known as food stamps, to low-income people will be temporarily offline Monday, Sept. 16.
A Miami mother has been charged again with leaving her children home alone and this time police say it could have been tragic.
With over 2,000 people expected to attend, Florida’s Department of Children and Families is set to hold its annual summit Wednesday in Orlando.
A Pompano Beach woman arrested for child neglect had a few choice words for Broward County Judge John Hurley when he ordered her to not have any contact with her children.
The Dania Beach dad accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill family members was back in court on Friday afternoon.
With lawmakers from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties on hand, hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night for a town-hall meeting about an epidemic of deaths in recent months that has rocked the state’s child-welfare system.
Jim goes one-on-one with Esther Jacobo. Jacobo was appointed interim DCF secretary in July after David Wilkins abruptly resigned. Jim and Jacobo talk about DCF, the problems with the agency and what she would like to accomplish.
CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede reveals a disturbing incident which occured while a young girl was supposed to be supervised at a safe house. Who’s to blame and who’s accepting blame? What has the fallout been and is there more to come?