Department of Children and Families
Two young brothers walked a mile alone from their dad’s home where police say they were left alone by their father for a weekend. A driver on his way to work passed by the boys and took the scared and hungry brothers to police.
With lawmakers from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties on hand, hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night for a town-hall meeting about an epidemic of deaths in recent months that has rocked the state’s child-welfare system.
A largely absentee mother and an allegedly negligent father will have to wait at least another week to learn who will get custody of a little girl left home alone in Miami with access to an arsenal of assault weapons.
A young man who had a tough life growing up learned to not let his past control his future. Today, he works to help other kids, just like him, have a better tomorrow.
Police in Sweetwater said they discovered a “dungeon-like” room inside a trailer home Thursday where a 30-year-old man with autism was locked up by his own mother.
Police in Sweetwater said they located a 30-year-old autistic man being kept in dungeon-like conditions inside a trailer.
A child sex trafficking victim, placed under the care of the Department of Children and Families, was raped just days after being sent to a newly opened Miami “safe house,” CBS4 News has learned.
A thorough review using all necessary resources will take place at the Department of Children and Families.
A Miami judge had been planning to send a toddler found wandering alone outside a Little Havana apartment with weapons inside to live with her mother, against the advice of the Department of Children and Families. But, after a positive urine drug test, the case is back up in the air.
DCF’s new interim child welfare leader Esther Jacobo, who replaced David Wilkins upon his abrupt resignation last week, asked the staff to refocus after several children involved with the agency have died.