Caseworkers at the Florida Department of Children and Families are being forced to shoulder nearly unbelievable workloads, leading some to falsify records, according to a new report by an Orlando TV news station.
A single child protection investigator in the (DCF) had at one point 32 cases with 77 accompanying children, show DCF […]
17-year-old girl was living in DCF group home, woman says By Neki Mohan – Anchor/Reporter
Posted: 5:44 PM, November 16, 2016 Updated: 8:06 PM, November 16, 2016
MIAMI – Police are investigating after a 17-year-old girl was found dead last weekend in Miami.
“I don’t know how she died. I haven’t ID’d her, I […]
By Katie Moore email@example.com
On Sunday evening, Raymond Schwab sat down to eat a meal of beans, rice, fried plantains and a salad.
He suspects it may be his last meal for awhile. Schwab, whose children have been under the supervision of the Kansas Department for Children and Families for almost a year, […]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Children and Families has reached a settlement agreement with the families involved in the Bell Tragedy.
DCF and two other private companies – who provide child welfare services – will dish out a total of $750,000 to the families involved in the 2014 shooting.
By Times-Union Editorial
The Florida Department of Children and Families has been plagued by controversies in recent years, putting the lives of the state’s most vulnerable children at risk.
Problems came to light most recently through an impressive investigation by the Miami Herald and a grand jury report that led to a massive reform […]
SEBRING — A former family case manager supervisor for a social service agency dealing with foster children and children at risk for neglect or abuse may have falsified records to boost statistics, according to a warrant released Thursday.
Lindsay Bass, 30, 4757 E. Avon Pines Road, Avon Park, was arrested by the Florida […]
TALLAHASSEE — Two reports presented to lawmakers recently criticized the Florida Department of Children and Families for poor oversight of the privatized agencies that deliver child-welfare, substance-abuse and mental-health services statewide.
The reports arrived as the Legislature is considering further changes to all those services.
The Florida Office of the Auditor General […]
Child welfare investigator Shani Smith broke the law when she concocted reports about a Kendall woman who later left her baby son to die in a sweltering car, authorities said.
The allegations against the former Florida Department of Children and Families employee first surfaced in 2013. On Wednesday, she surrendered to face six felony […]