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(Source: AP)

Child Death Review Panel Sets Ambitious Agenda

The state panel charged with reviewing child deaths set an ambitious agenda Thursday against a tight deadline in hopes of reducing as many child deaths as possible.

08/28/2014

A 12-year-old autistic girl died in Lauderhill in September 2013 in an apartment.  (Source: CBS4)

Four Indicted In Death Of Autistic Child

A Broward Grand Jury has indicted four people in connection to the death of a 12-year-old autistic girl found dead in her Lauderhill home.

08/26/2014

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Candidates Hope Low-Profile Campaigns Will Lead To Higher Votes

As voters go to the polls for next week’s primary, two relatively unknown Democrats hope their low-profile campaigns will work to garner them a win against Republican incumbent Pam Bondi.

08/22/2014

4-year-old mauled by dog in Goulds (Source: CBS4)

Dog Seized After Child’s Deadly Mauling Attack Euthanized

One of the dogs, a pit bull that lived in a home where a 4-year-old was mauled to death last week, has been euthanized.

08/19/2014

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Animal Services)

DCF Knew Of Danger Dogs Posed To Boy Mauled To Death

Three-and-a-half years before Javan Dade, Jr. was mauled to death by his father’s dog or dogs in the backyard of the dad’s home in Southwest Miami-Dade, the Department of Children and Families was warned that the dogs posed a danger to Javan and his siblings.

08/18/2014

Computer (Source: CBS)

DCF Adds Data To Child Death Transparency Website

State child welfare officials recently added five years of data to their new website aimed at improving transparency around child abuse deaths. The site was mandated by the Legislature.

08/17/2014

Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

DCF Works With Agency To Relieve Miami Foster-Care Overflow

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the agency that oversees child welfare in Miami to resolve issues that have included an overflow of kids in the area’s foster-care system.

08/08/2014

(Source: AP)

Reconstituted Child Abuse Death Panel Eyes New Law

The panel charged with reviewing reports of child deaths as part of Florida’s new child welfare law is undergoing changes of it’s own.

08/08/2014

Victor Pino (Source: Miamidade.gov)

Stepfather Of Murdered Miami Mother Granted Custody Of Children

A 26-year-old man is being charged with the murder of his girlfriend after police say he fatally shot her because he believed she was having an affair.

07/17/2014

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Despite New Law, Debate Over Child Protection Continues

After more than a year of passionate debate, a new law that makes major changes to Florida’s troubled child welfare system goes into effect next week.

06/27/2014

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