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Florida Department of Children and Families

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Children’s Services Could See Big Gains In Budget

Thanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida’s children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.

02/03/2014

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Senate President Predicts Major DCF Legislation

After a series of child deaths, the Florida Department of Children and Families faces a potentially groundbreaking legislative session, according to Senate President Don Gaetz.

12/13/2013

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Boy Sues DCF For Negligence

Attorneys representing a nine-year old boy have filed a lawsuit in Broward County against Florida’s Department of Children and Families, claiming negligence and culpable negligence. They said that DCF, “swept the family’s case under the rug,” which lead to a deadly rampage in February 2012.

CBS4–09/24/2013

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Medical Examiner: Teen From Citrus Health Died Of Natural Causes

A teenage boy who died at the Citrus Health Treatment Center for adolescents in Pembroke Pines in August died of natural causes.

CBS Miami–09/12/2013

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DCF’s Three-Day Summit In Orlando Underway

With over 2,000 people expected to attend, Florida’s Department of Children and Families is set to hold its annual summit Wednesday in Orlando.

08/28/2013

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Dept. Of Children & Families Warns Of Public Aid Scam

Several fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.

CBS4–02/23/2013

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Miramar Man Jailed After 9-Year Old Caught Behind The Wheel

A Miramar man landed behind bars after he reportedly let a 9-year old he was babysitting drive a car.

08/14/2012

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Urban League Of Miami Works To Break The Cycle Of Child Abuse

A new program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect in Miami’s African-American communities will be launched Thursday.

CBS4–06/28/2012

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Malnourished Boy Found Locked In Titusville Closet

A Florida couple locked up an extremely malnourished boy inside a closet as punishment for stealing food they were keeping from him, according to a police report.

CBS4–03/16/2012

Singer Mindy McCready on June 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Singer Mindy McCready’s Son In Custody

Country singer Mindy McCready’s 5-year-old son is in the custody of Arkansas authorities after they took the boy from her Friday evening.

CBS4–12/03/2011

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