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Grand Jury Report Sparks Debate On DCF Reforms After Barahona Death

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.

06/25/2014

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Senate Panel Approves Major Changes To Child-Welfare System

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.

03/11/2014

Gabriel Myers

Five Years After Boy’s Suicide, Findings Could Resurface

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.

02/07/2014

William DeJesus allegedly stabbed a man, his wife and two young sons before killing himself at a Broward County mobile home park. (CBS4)

Alleged Family-Killing Father Described By Son As “Monster”

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.

CBS4–02/22/2012

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