Department Of Children & Families
When the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office released family photos from the Barahona evidence file this week, people wondered how a family that looks just like any other could hide what had been described as a house of horror.
A long running South Florida adoption agency is being accused of a pattern of abuses, and the state is trying to shut down Adoption by Shepherd Care. But the agency said the claims are false.
City of Miami Police are desperate to find a mother and her five children after she allegedly beat up a Department of Children & Families case worker coming to take away the kids.
A couple in Fort Pierce is charged with child abuse after deputies reported that one of three girls that lived in the home was kept outside and only allowed in at night to sleep on the floor.
While Miami-Dade Police await the cause of death of a four-month-old Homestead boy, a judge has ordered two home investigations of two relatives for the 3-year-old girl who was living in the same house.
A panel member investigating the failings in DCF’s handling of the Barahona case said Thursday that the delays in getting a psychological evaluation of Nubia Barahona “appears inexcusable.”