How Did 70-Plus Children Go Missing From The Kansas Foster Care System?

By The Kansas City Star editorial board

OCTOBER 11, 2017 6:44 PM

If the state of Kansas were parents, we’d report them for neglect.

The state is responsible for about 7,000 children through the foster care system.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families can’t account for more than 70 children […]

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Care Kids’ Stories Tell Of Neglect And Despair

From turning to aerosol-sniffing to the devastating realisation they wouldn’t be going home, Indigenous children have told of the effects of being forcibly placed in care.

The stories of their young lives are contained in a report released by the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory titled Voices: What […]

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DCF Sued After Palm Beach Children Burned With Grease By Guardian

‘DCF failed to protect my children’

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Vivienne Otero is suing the Department of Children and Families, and other agencies, for negligence. Otero claims DCF failed to protect her children, when they put them in the custody of a woman named Debra Galloway.

4-year-old Carlton spent 10 days […]

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DCF/COURT NEGLECT OF WILLIAM BISERNI – PART 2

by Jane Gallagher

Family Civil Liberties Union Connecticut Co-director

I am sad to say as I write this story, my sweet son, William Biserni, has not been home with his loving mom and family since October 24, 2014. That is over 860 days my child has not seen the people and the home he […]

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Review Of 250 Reports By DCF Investigators Accused Of Lying Shows 40 Percent Falsified

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 […]

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Miami Mother Demands Answers After Teenage Daughter Found Dead

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 […]

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Father Begins Hunger Strike In Response To Alleged Harm Of Children Under DCF Care

By Katie Moore katie.moore@cjonline.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, […]

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State Settles With Family Involving Bell Tragedy

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.

 “For […]

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Kansas Parents Slam DCF For Allegedly Mishandling Cases

WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas parents whose children have been taken from them are slamming the state.

They’re accusing the Department for Children and Families of abusing its power and putting their kids in dangerous homes.

After months of trying to find someone who would listen to their cries for help and calls for change, […]

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Better staff is key to reforming Department of Children and Families

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 […]

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