Florida’s Undercount Of Child Abuse Deaths

The state says abuse and neglect deaths are receding after a spike. But are they? And, if so, by how much? A closer look at the numbers.

By Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burchcmarbin@miamiherald.comPublished March 22, 2014

Nubia Barahona was found on Valentine’s Day in the flatbed of a pest-control truck. She […]

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Fix Child Welfare Mess, Miami-Dade Lawmakers Told

 

 

By Audra D.S. Burch 

Secretary Esther Jacobo, interim secretary at DCF, seen here at an Aug. 20, 2013, town hall.

aburch@MiamiHerald.com

Speaker after speaker told Miami-Dade’s legislative delegation Monday that fixing Florida’s broken child welfare system requires more resources and better training for those on the frontlines. They asked lawmakers to […]

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