Department of Children and Families
A new study shows that placing children in group homes instead of with foster families is much more expensive – and many children’s advocates say it’s also worse for the kids.
The maternal grandfather of a 16-year-old girl who prosecutors say was victimized in a sex trafficking case spoke out for the first time, saying the seven men arrested deserve stiff punishment if they are convicted.
South Florida families in need are getting some help for the holidays in the form of food on Saturday.
The man in charge of Florida’s social services agency is also known for improving the child welfare system.
Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.
A misunderstanding led to a child being left in the cold early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.
Florida families looking to see if they are eligible for Medicaid will have to put their plans on hold. The website that determines eligibility will be down for repairs starting Friday.
A wife shot in the chest in Northwest Miami-Dade died Tuesday night. Her husband, the alleged gunman, was captured by police in another state.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam all easily defeated their Democratic opponents Tuesday, positioning them for possible runs for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2018.
Florida’s two main attorneys general candidates seem to have very little in common whether it’s on the positions on same-sex marriage ban to regulating utilities to their style.