Department of Children and Families

Ahizyah Osceola  (Source: Hollywood Police)

Siblings Of Toddler Found Dead Placed With Relatives

The siblings of a 3-year old boy found dead inside his family’s Hollywood home have been placed with relatives.

03/21/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Released From Jail

A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.

03/19/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Arrested On Misconduct Charges

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.

03/18/2015

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Lawmakers Eye Reduction In Group Care For Foster Kids

As lawmakers continue efforts to shore up the front lines of Florida’s child-protection system, they are also eyeing the back end — that is, what happens to children who have been removed from family homes due to abuse and neglect.

03/13/2015

Source: CBS4

Police: Pregnant Florida Woman Charged With Drunken Driving

A pregnant Florida woman was charged with drunk driving in her SUV with her two 18-month old children inside.

03/13/2015

(Source: bgca.org/)

Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care Licensing

A bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.

03/09/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senate To Consider New Health Exchange

Looking for ways to expand health-care coverage, a Senate committee next week is slated to consider a wide-ranging proposal that would set up a new insurance-exchange program, according to documents filed Thursday.

03/05/2015

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Florida Child Welfare Agency Tackles Baby Sleep Deaths

The Department of Children and Families is giving away 2,000 wearable blankets to families to try and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths.

02/28/2015

Zobeida Gonzalez
(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Daycare Worker Charged In Child’s Death Admits To Leaving Boy For 30 Minutes

A West Miami-Dade daycare operator will spend Christmas in jail, after pleading guilty in the drowning death of a child at her center.

02/19/2015

(Source: Jonchuck family)

House Panel Questions DCF Secretary On Slain Girl’s Death

A Florida House panel on Tuesday heard details on a report about a 5-year old whose father is accused of throwing her off a bridge in Tampa.

02/17/2015

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