Florida Coalition For Children
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.
A job turnover among case managers who oversee adoptions and foster car is one of the worst problems facing Florida’s child-welfare system, advocates say.
The Florida Legislature is poised to pass a landmark measure that would overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare system, as the House and Senate versions of the proposal moved closer together Monday.
Florida’s child welfare system is one of the top five in the nation according to a new survey. The 2012 Right For Kids Rankings report, which was released Friday, ranks Florida fourth in the nation when it came to providing key services.