Department of Children and Families

(Courtesy: Miami Police)

Police Locate Family Of Child Left At Miami Daycare

Miami Police have located the parent’s of a toddler who had been left at a Miami Daycare.

18 hours ago

Samantha Stephens, 3.  (Source: Miami Police)

Police Locate Missing 3-Year-Old Child

Police in Miami say they’ve located a missing three-year-old girl who was considered to be endangered.

10/16/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott’s Claim Of Fewer Child Abuse Deaths Questioned

Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly tells voters that abused and neglected children are safer under his leadership than when his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist was governor, but an Associated Press examination of that claim shows that campaign claim may be an exaggeration.

10/15/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Florida Man Admits To Killing Family In 911 Call

A multiple murder-suicide that happened in Bell, which involved six children, has caused the community to question Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ role after they missed several preceding alarms.

09/23/2014

(Source: AP)

Florida Turns To Child Development Science To Improve Foster Care

Foster parents are one of the keys to reforming Florida’s troubled child-welfare system, experts say.

09/16/2014

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Sister Of Brutally Slain Nubia Barahona Sues DCF

The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, a young girl who died in the custody of her adoptive parents, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families.

09/16/2014

(Source: AP)

Report Shows Widespread Problems In Miami-Dade Child Welfare System

A report by a team of child-welfare professionals has identified major problems throughout a system of care that is struggling to protect children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

09/15/2014

(Source: Instagram)

Vigil Held For Baby Allegedly Abused By His Mom’s Boyfriend

A vigil is being held Saturday evening for a baby on life support who prosecutors say is “expected to pass.”

09/13/2014

(Source: Instagram)

Prosecutors: Baby On Life Support “Expected To Pass”

Prosecutors announced Friday a baby, on life support is “expected to pass.” Meantime, the mother’s boyfriend is being held on no bond, charged with child abuse.

09/12/2014

"Baby Andres" (Source: Instagram)

Exclusive: Father Of Baby On Life Support Speaks Out After Mom’s Boyfriend Charged

The father of a 5-month-old boy who is on life support spoke out exclusively to CBS4 after the mother’s boyfriend was charged with child abuse.

09/10/2014

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