Department of Children and Families
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.
A Hollywood mother is facing a slew of charges for allegedly leaving her four children inside her car so that she could gamble at the Seminole Classic Casino.
Children’s advocates say they’re “cautiously optimistic” about Gov. Rick Scott’s budget recommendations for the coming spending year, which contain relatively few cuts to programs that serve Florida’s children.