Department of Children and Families
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.
A South Florida father remains in jail Wednesday charged with child abuse.
On his first day as interim secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, Mike Carroll directed his deputies to create a new position to oversee the reporting of child deaths and to track the agency’s response to them.
A state inspector who approved fencing around a West Miami-Dade home daycenter pool where a three year old boy drown says he never actually measured the fence, gate or gap between the slats to ensure they would keep children out.
From child welfare to cleaning up water pollution, Florida legislators planned to end this year’s session by approving a record state budget.
Florida’s child welfare system may be getting a major overhaul thanks to a bill passed Friday.