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Department of Children and Families

Qushanna Doby (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Exclusive: Surveillance Tape Shows Mom Accused Of Abandoning Baby After Taking Flakka

New surveillance tape shows some disturbing images of a disoriented mother wandering aimlessly through a Dunkin Donuts parking lot in Boynton Beach after police say she abandoned her baby girl nearby. They said she had admitted to taking the synthetic drug “flakka” the night before.

05/04/2015

Ahizyah Osceola  (Source: Hollywood Police)

DCF Review Finds Fault In Handling Hollywood Boy Abuse Claims

The department of children and families calls the death of
3 year old Ahziya Osceola
Heartbreaking and inexcusable

04/30/2015

DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

DCF Faulted For Oversight Of Privatized Agencies

Two reports presented to lawmakers last week criticized the Florida Department of Children and Families for poor oversight of the privatized agencies that deliver child-welfare, substance-abuse and mental-health services statewide.

04/20/2015

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Florida Bill Would Let Adoption Agencies Refuse Gay Couples

A bill, ready for a House vote, would allow private adoption agencies to use religious and/or moral reasons to deny gay couples wanting to adopt children.

04/02/2015

A girl pays for her mother's groceries using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) tokens. (Source: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Food Stamp Debit Cards Expire Soon

There’s not much time before the state’s food stamp debit cards expire—28 days to be exact.

04/02/2015

Ahizyah Osceola  (Source: Hollywood Police)

Siblings Of Toddler Found Dead Placed With Relatives

The siblings of a 3-year old boy found dead inside his family’s Hollywood home have been placed with relatives.

03/21/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Released From Jail

A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.

03/19/2015

DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Arrested On Misconduct Charges

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.

03/18/2015

(Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Eye Reduction In Group Care For Foster Kids

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.

03/13/2015

Source: CBS4

Police: Pregnant Florida Woman Charged With Drunken Driving

A pregnant Florida woman was charged with drunk driving in her SUV with her two 18-month old children inside.

03/13/2015

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