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.
Report Shows Widespread Problems In Miami-Dade Child Welfare SystemA report by a team of child-welfare professionals has identified major problems throughout a system of care that is struggling to protect children in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Court: Miami Gardens Child Had Numerous InjuriesCBS4 News has learned a one-year-old Miami Gardens child who was rushed to the hospital Tuesday suffered a number of injuries including broken ribs.
Child Welfare Bills Differ, But Both Chambers Offer Ambitious Response To Deaths After a series of highly publicized child deaths last year, the House and Senate are taking different approaches to fixing the state child-welfare system -- but both are considering ambitious measures that cover a lot of ground.
Man Accused Of Hiding Daughter From Her Mother Out Of Jail A South Florida man who had been accused of hiding his three-year-old daughter from the child's mother has been reunited with the little girl.
Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused Of Hiding Child From MotherCriminal charges have been dropped against a South Florida man and his mother who were accused of hiding his daughter from her mother.
Grandparents In Missing Girl Case Granted Temporary CustodyThe paternal grandparents of a 3-year-old girl from Southwest Miami-Dade, who had been missing for a year, have been granted temporary custody of her.
Grandmother In Center Of Bizarre Custody Dispute Bonds Out Of JailThe grandmother of a Southwest Miami-Dade girl who was missing for more than a year has bonded out of jail.
Parents Of Malnourished Boy Back In CourtThe parents of a nine year old North Miami boy who was found naked wandering the streets were back before a judge on Wednesday.
Barahona A "No Show" At Custody HearingThe adoptive mother of a 10-year-old girl, who was found dead in a pickup truck on Valentine’s Day along with her severely burned twin brother, failed to show up for a Wednesday afternoon custody status hearing.
DCF Promises Investigation Into Toxic Truck CaseThe Florida Department of Children and Families vowed to launch a full investigation into their agency’s handling of an abuse call regarding the Barahona children and their parents days earlier. DCF director also defended the agency.