Department of Children and Families
A clash over the state’s oversight of children’s after-school programs is headed back to the Legislature, as lawmakers and agency heads plan hearings for the 2016 session about licensure and background checks.
As they reviewed legislative issues affecting children, lawmakers and state agency heads said this week they will push again in 2016 for two key bills that died in the abrupt end to this spring’s regular session.
New surveillance tape shows some disturbing images of a disoriented mother wandering aimlessly through a Dunkin Donuts parking lot in Boynton Beach after police say she abandoned her baby girl nearby. They said she had admitted to taking the synthetic drug “flakka” the night before.
The department of children and families calls the death of
3 year old Ahziya Osceola
Heartbreaking and inexcusable
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.
A bill, ready for a House vote, would allow private adoption agencies to use religious and/or moral reasons to deny gay couples wanting to adopt children.
There’s not much time before the state’s food stamp debit cards expire—28 days to be exact.
The siblings of a 3-year old boy found dead inside his family’s Hollywood home have been placed with relatives.
A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.
A former child protective investigator is under arrest on charges of official misconduct related to a case where a child died after he was left in a hot car.