Local Lawmakers Grapple With Changing The Culture At DCF

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Both chambers of the Legislature took up child-welfare reform Tuesday, hearing from a wide range of experts with research about staff turnover and caseloads.

But one number stood out: 432, the number of Florida children who died of abuse and neglect in 2012, according to Pam Graham, a social work […]

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Editorials: On Giving DCF More Funding

We hope state lawmakers get serious about fixing problems in the Department of Children and Families. Protecting vulnerable children should be the priority of any society and an essential function of government.

The department’s failure has come to light with the horrifying news of the deaths of children who should have been protected by […]

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Foster Care Traumas To U.S. Senate Committee

Cleveland Native Antwone Fisher Describes Foster Care Traumas To U.S. Senate Committee

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The childhood suffering that Glenville native Antwone Fisher endured under Ohio’s foster care system has already been the subject of a book and Hollywood film. On Tuesday, it was the subject of a U.S. Senate hearing on […]

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