Scott Child Protection Claims DisputedDuring the gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott said child protection has improved under his watch especially compared to that of his opponent former Governor Charlie Crist.
Slaying Of Florida State Law Professor Is A Seeming Mystery As an investigation is underway into the death of Florida State University law school professor one detail detectives have made clear is , whoever did it wanted him dead.
Florida Senate Takes Next Step Toward DCF ReformFlorida Senate President Don Gaetz on Monday took the next step toward reforming the state Department of Children and Families by asking the author of a white paper to address a Senate panel on how to improve the agency's approach to child safety.
DCF's Three-Day Summit In Orlando UnderwayWith over 2,000 people expected to attend, Florida’s Department of Children and Families is set to hold its annual summit Wednesday in Orlando.
Interim DCF Secretary Calls For Review A thorough review using all necessary resources will take place at the Department of Children and Families.
New DCF Head Urges Staff To RefocusDCF’s new interim child welfare leader Esther Jacobo, who replaced David Wilkins upon his abrupt resignation last week, asked the staff to refocus after several children involved with the agency have died.
Miami DCF Administrator Named Interim Secretary Of The AgencyJust hours after being named the Interim Secretary for the Department of Children and Families, Esther Jacobo has explained her vision for the often-criticized agency moving forward.
DCF Worker Resigns After Child Dies In Hot CarA DCF worker accused of allegedly falsifying documents after investigating a woman who has been charged with the death of her son after leaving him in the car resigned her position Thursday.
DCF Worker Fired For Allegedly Falsifying Documents Speaks OutShani Smith, the DCF worker facing termination for allegedly falsifying documents after investigating a woman who has been charged with killing her son after leaving him in the car, is denying the accusations against her.
DCF Worker Fired As Investigation Into Infant's Death Continues The social worker assigned to investigate Catalina Bruno, the woman accused of killing her son after leaving him in the car, has been fired.
House Clears Bill For Extended Foster CareA bill that would grant young adults living in foster care to stay longer than 18 has passed the House and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for approval.
Dept. Of Children & Families Warns Of Public Aid ScamSeveral fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.
Missing Child Case Brings Back Memories Of DCF & Rilya WilsonThe case of Dontrell Melvin, the Hallandale Beach child who went missing 18 months ago, has brought new attention and criticism to the Department of Children and Families(DCF), Florida's child welfare agency.
Two Years After Barahona Murder, DCF Debuts New Abuse HotlineInspired by the merciless killing of a 10-year-old girl by her adoptive parents in 2010, the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) debuted a revamped Florida Abuse Hotline.
Florida Cracks Down On Child Protection LawsA host of new laws aimed at protecting Florida's children are officially on the books as of Monday.