Florida Sues Domestic Violence Nonprofit OrganizationGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday took legal action against the executive leadership of an embattled domestic violence nonprofit organization, accusing the group's leaders of misusing public funds to pad executives’ salaries.
Florida Lawmakers Sign Off On Coalition Against Domestic Violence CrackdownAs a financial scandal engulfs the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a bill that would strip the non-profit organization of its guaranteed contract with the state is on its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Lawmakers Fast-Track Votes On Domestic Violence ContractFlorida legislators are speeding to repeal a law that requires the state to contract with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an organization whose leadership has been accused of using millions of taxpayer dollars for salaries and compensation rather than domestic-abuse services.
Florida House To Take Up Bill On Domestic Violence AgencyAmid probes into spending by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the House is poised Wednesday to take up a bill that would give flexibility to the Department of Children and Families to contract for services to help victims of domestic violence.
Lawmakers Agree On $47 Million Boost For Child WelfareHouse and Senate negotiators said Tuesday they had agreed to spend about $47 million in new money on Florida’s child-welfare system, which has been the focus of legislative scrutiny after a series of children’s deaths from abuse and neglect last year.