Department of Children and Families
CBS4 News has learned new details about the death of a 12-year-old autistic girl found dead in her Lauderhill home last fall.
More charges could be filed against a woman who police say tortured her 3-year old son to death.
The lifeless body of a three-year-old boy, who was allegedly tortured by his own mother, has shocked many facets of the community, including veterans of the North Miami Police Department that are investigating the case.
Gov. Rick Scott has proposed nearly $40 million in additional funding for child protection in the next state budget. Most of the money would go to reduce caseloads for child protective investigators, as blue-ribbon panels and advocates have long advised.
In response to a string of child-abuse related deaths in the State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott wants to hire more than 400 additional investigators in the coming year—an effort that will cost millions.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on Monday took the next step toward reforming the state Department of Children and Families by asking the author of a white paper to address a Senate panel on how to improve the agency’s approach to child safety.
his is a Christmas tale that will melt your heart and break it as well. A new found family of CBS4 Super Kids gathered to meet for the first time to celebrate the holidays and treasure of a girl. As child advocates, teachers and community leaders will tell you, Deborah Perez is an inspirational young woman who is a pied piper for children all year round.
There’s a scathing new report out regarding the state’s efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.
Florida’s schools and state government could be the next victims of the federal government shutdown.
Tamiyah Audain, autistic and disabled, lost a large amount of weight in the months leading up to her death at the end of September while living with a caregiver — her cousin — in a Lauderhill apartment with a rotting smell and cockroaches all over the kitchen, state records obtained by CBS4′s news partner The Miami Herald show.