Department of Children and Families
A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.
A former child protective investigator is under arrest on charges of official misconduct related to a case where a child died after he was left in a hot car.
As lawmakers continue efforts to shore up the front lines of Florida’s child-protection system, they are also eyeing the back end — that is, what happens to children who have been removed from family homes due to abuse and neglect.
A pregnant Florida woman was charged with drunk driving in her SUV with her two 18-month old children inside.
A bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.
Looking for ways to expand health-care coverage, a Senate committee next week is slated to consider a wide-ranging proposal that would set up a new insurance-exchange program, according to documents filed Thursday.
The Department of Children and Families is giving away 2,000 wearable blankets to families to try and prevent unsafe sleeping deaths.
A West Miami-Dade daycare operator will spend Christmas in jail, after pleading guilty in the drowning death of a child at her center.
A Florida House panel on Tuesday heard details on a report about a 5-year old whose father is accused of throwing her off a bridge in Tampa.
Senate President Andy Gardiner wants the state to focus more on mental-health issues after the child-welfare system was stunned by the death of a 5-year-old girl whose father is accused of dropping her into Tampa Bay.