Department of Children and Families

Donald Edward Strange accused of shooting his wife at their NW Dade home.  (Source: Miami-Dade Police Department)

NW Dade Man Accused Of Shooting Wife Found In Georgia

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.

11/05/2014

November 4, 2014: A voter holds a sign outside of a polling location in Miami-Dade County. (Source: CBS4)

Republicans Sweep Florida Cabinet Races

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.

11/04/2014

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Stark Differences In Florida Attorney General Race

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.

10/28/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State Wants To Make Case Again On Children’s Health Care

Pointing to a new managed-care system and changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to dig back into whether Florida properly provides care to children in the Medicaid program.

10/27/2014

(Courtesy: Miami Police)

Police Locate Family Of Child Left At Miami Daycare

Miami Police have located the parent’s of a toddler who had been left at a Miami Daycare.

10/24/2014

Samantha Stephens, 3.  (Source: Miami Police)

Police Locate Missing 3-Year-Old Child

Police in Miami say they’ve located a missing three-year-old girl who was considered to be endangered.

10/16/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott’s Claim Of Fewer Child Abuse Deaths Questioned

Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly tells voters that abused and neglected children are safer under his leadership than when his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist was governor, but an Associated Press examination of that claim shows that campaign claim may be an exaggeration.

10/15/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Florida Man Admits To Killing Family In 911 Call

A multiple murder-suicide that happened in Bell, which involved six children, has caused the community to question Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ role after they missed several preceding alarms.

09/23/2014

(Source: AP)

Florida Turns To Child Development Science To Improve Foster Care

Foster parents are one of the keys to reforming Florida’s troubled child-welfare system, experts say.

09/16/2014

Nubia Barahona (Photo provided by CBS4 Viewer)

Sister Of Brutally Slain Nubia Barahona Sues DCF

The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, a young girl who died in the custody of her adoptive parents, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families.

09/16/2014

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