Focus On South Florida: Our KidsThe push is on to find "forever homes" for hundreds of children in the child welfare system in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Judge Slams DCF After Kids Walk Away From FacilityA Miami-Dade Juvenile Court judge was severely critical of the state's Department of Children and Families, and two of its contractors, during a Monday morning hearing over what needs to be done with five siblings who walked away from a child services facility last week and were missing for 20 hours before being found at a relative's house.
DCF Works With Agency To Relieve Miami Foster-Care OverflowThe Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the agency that oversees child welfare in Miami to resolve issues that have included an overflow of kids in the area's foster-care system.
Business Supplies Free Uniforms To Miami-Dade StudentsA local non-profit and a uniform store teamed up Friday to supply Miami adoptive and foster kids with free school uniforms.
Audit Found Dade Foster Care Agency Misspent State FundsAn investigation by the state’s Inspector General’s Office has found that a foster care agency which contracted with the Department of Children and Families unintentionally misspent more than $400,000 in state funds.
Miami Apartment Gives Foster Teens Safe Place To StayA recently renovated apartment building in downtown Miami will give teen boys who age out of foster care a safe place to stay until they learn to take care of themselves.
Foster Agencies In Spotlight In Wake Of Barahona MurderNon-profit agencies that provide children's services are facing new legislative scrutiny in the wake of the torturous death of ten-year-old Nubia Barahona last month.