A Miami-Dade grand jury on Tuesday released a report on reforms implemented by Florida’s child welfare system after the gruesome death of Nubia Barahona, whose adoptive parents are awaiting trial for her 2011 death.
A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved three measures that would make wide-ranging changes to Florida’s child-welfare system after a series of highly publicized deaths last year that involved child abuse and neglect.
The suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in foster care shocked the child-welfare system in 2009. It led to a series of recommendations about Florida’s use of psychotropic medications on foster kids and how to protect already-traumatized children from sexual abuse by other abused children.
He’s a monster; that’s what one of William DeJesus sons called him. DeJesus is accused of stabbing his wife and his two young sons inside a Deerfield Beach RV, leaving his autistic 9 year old dead.