Department of Children and Families
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.
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.
For the seventh year in a row, Florida is getting a bonus from the federal government for how it runs its food stamp program.
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.
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.
Former foster children are eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act until they turn 26 years old, but many in Florida don’t know it yet.
With almost year-round summertime temperatures in South Florida, and plenty of swimming pools, it may not come as a surprise that drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of four in the state.
Children’s issues were in the spotlight during the 2014 legislative session, frequently contentious and ultimately a very mixed bag.