Daycare Worker Charged In Child's Death Admits To Leaving Boy For 30 MinutesA West Miami-Dade daycare operator will spend Christmas in jail, after pleading guilty in the drowning death of a child at her center.
House Panel Questions DCF Secretary On Slain Girl's DeathA Florida House panel on Tuesday heard details on a report about a 5-year old whose father is accused of throwing her off a bridge in Tampa.
Gardiner Wants Review Of Mental Health Services After Girl's DeathSenate President Andy Gardiner wants the state to focus more on mental-health issues after the child-welfare system was stunned by the death of a 5-year-old girl whose father is accused of dropping her into Tampa Bay.
Police: Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car To Gamble At CasinoA Hollywood mother is facing a slew of charges for allegedly leaving her four children inside her car so that she could gamble at the Seminole Classic Casino.
Advocates: State Should Spend More On Children In Surplus YearChildren's advocates say they're "cautiously optimistic" about Gov. Rick Scott's budget recommendations for the coming spending year, which contain relatively few cuts to programs that serve Florida's children.
Couple Charged In Adoptive Daughter's Death Back In CourtJorge and Carmen Barahona, accused of brutally killing and beating their adopted daughter, are scheduled to appear in court Friday.
Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting CareFlorida's Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF's hotline that the man was a danger to his children.
DCF Reports Jump In Calls Reporting Human TraffickingCalls to report human trafficking in the state have more than doubled in the last four years.
DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From BridgeThe Department of Children and Families (DCF) is promising swift changes in how they respond to potential child abuse cases amid an investigation into the death of a 5-year old thrown from a Florida bridge.
Study Raises Questions About Group Homes For KidsA new study shows that placing children in group homes instead of with foster families is much more expensive – and many children's advocates say it's also worse for the kids.
Exclusive: Grandfather Of Teen Victim In Sex Trafficking Case Speaks OutThe maternal grandfather of a 16-year-old girl who prosecutors say was victimized in a sex trafficking case spoke out for the first time, saying the seven men arrested deserve stiff punishment if they are convicted.
Families In Need Get Some Help For The Holidays South Florida families in need are getting some help for the holidays in the form of food on Saturday.
Carroll Says DCF Safety Net Can't Fail Children The man in charge of Florida's social services agency is also known for improving the child welfare system.
Taxpayer Tab Mounts In Welfare Drug-Test Legal FightTaxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 --- and perhaps much more --- to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott's repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.
Child Found Wandering In Miami Beach AlleyA misunderstanding led to a child being left in the cold early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.