Critics Put Florida’s Child Welfare System Under Microscope

 

Posted: 7:09 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE —

After a wave of child deaths since the end of the spring legislative session, Florida lawmakers this week started looking for ways to improve the state’s child-welfare system — and got an earful from a dependency court judge.

“Something in [...]

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The DCF Debacle

Former secretary David Wilkins took a reformed agency backward.

David Wilkins

David Wilkins, former secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, resigned July 18 following the deaths of five toddlers who were under DCF supervision.

AP FILE PHOTO / 2011

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: [...]

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DCF Mired In Controversy Over Foster Care Providers

By Carol Marbin Miller

Florida lawmakers

cmarbin@MiamiHerald.com

A decade ago, amid perhaps the worst foster care debacle in state history,

Florida lawmakers transferred all foster care and adoption efforts to private management — hoping local leaders could nurture what the state long could not: a scandal-free child welfare system.

But even as the [...]

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DCF Worker Fired As Investigation Into Infant’s Death Continues

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The social worker assigned to investigate Catalina Bruno, the woman accused of killing her son after leaving him in the car, has been fired.

Catalina-Bruno

Catalina Bruno was being investigated by the Department of Children and Families after a crash last November which left her, with her infant son Bryan [...]

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Karen Shaw Fights Florida Department Of Children And Families Cover Up

10 News Investigators: State wants to take kids of mom who blasts DCF for allowing her kids dangerous psychotropic drugs

 

TAMPA, Fla. – It is a story that might make you angry. The Florida Department of Children and Families is trying to muzzle a mother who is speaking out about the state giving her [...]

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Removal Of DCF Supervisor Lisa Voigt Venice Florida Petition

Target: David Wilkins dcf-osc@dcf.state.fl.us Sponsored by: Randy Kluge And Concerned Parents

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/removal-of-dishonest-social-worker/

This is a petition requesting the removal of DCF-supervisor Lisa Voigt from her position working with Department Children and Families in any position. She has flaunted the laws, allowed false reports to stand, abused the color of law and completely disregarded constitutional rights. [...]

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