Gov. Rick Scott has proposed nearly $40 million in additional funding for child protection in the next state budget. Most of the money would go to reduce caseloads for child protective investigators, as blue-ribbon panels and advocates have long advised.
The Department of Children and Families will train more than 5,000 employees to use a new and improved approach to investigations.
Charged with beating their adoptive daughter to death, Jorge and Carmen Barahona have skipped most of their court hearings due to intense media coverage. But that’s about to change.
On the one year anniversary of the death of 10-year old Nubia Barahona, the head of Department of Children and Families says they’ve made progress towards making sure this tragedy never happens again.
Yet another group of documents and recordings were released Monday by attorneys in the murder and child abuse case against Jorge and Carmen Barahona, and with each new documents the horrors done against their adopted twins seem to mount.
A look back at the headline grabbing stories that filled 2011 in South Florida.
Newly released video in the Barahona murder investigation shows Jorge Barahona walking into a Publix on the day police believe he killed his 10-year-old step daughter, Nubia.
They are the mysterious symbols inside a house of horrors. Now CBS4′s Gio Benitez tries to unravel what they meant to Jorge and Carmen Barahona. Could the icons and gestures explain the murder, torture and abuse of their children?
New documents released by prosecutors in the murder case against Jorge and Carmen Barahona reveal shocking details into the last months their adopted daughter Nubia was alive.
When the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office released family photos from the Barahona evidence file this week, people wondered how a family that looks just like any other could hide what had been described as a house of horror.