Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida’s child welfare officials have recruited hundreds of new foster homes.
As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Lawmakers and those charged with improving Florida’s child welfare system await as a state institute prepares it’s first report on the troubled sector for Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature.
Investigators said a co-worker witnessed Cuzan punching a victim several times in the face while employed as a medical health technician by the South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, a forensic hospital.
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.