Florida Department of Children and Families
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.
A Miramar man landed behind bars after he reportedly let a 9-year old he was babysitting drive a car.
A new program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect in Miami’s African-American communities will be launched Thursday.
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.
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.