Florida Department of Children and Families
A Homestead mother and father are being held without bond on charges of kidnapping and child abuse.
As the Florida Department of Children and Families rolls out a new website to track child deaths and make them public, the sponsor of a new law aimed at reducing those deaths is calling for an independent investigation into whether the department has been open about some recent fatalities.
A woman in southwest Florida now faces charges after officials said she branded her two children using a heated stick.
The Florida Department of Children and Families has appointed its first statewide fatality-prevention specialist, a position created by the department’s new interim secretary, Mike Carroll, earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.
A teenage boy who died at the Citrus Health Treatment Center for adolescents in Pembroke Pines in August died of natural causes.
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.
Several fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.