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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Violent Sexual Predators Held Indefinitely – For A Profit

Posted: Jun 09, 2015 8:46 PM EST Updated: Jun 09, 2015 8:46 PM EST Andrea Praegitzer, NBC-2 6/9/15 — ARCADIA, FLa. — There’s only one place in the entire country where violent sexual predators are committed indefinitely that is run by a for-profit company.

It’s in Arcadia, Florida – on the outskirts of town, […]

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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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2 State Agencies on Hotseat

By Health News Florida Staff

The state departments that are supposed to protect children and mentally-retarded inmates are being challenged in the wake of incidents that led to preventable deaths.

State Sen. Eleanor Sobel

First, State Sen. Eleanor Sobel accused the Department of Children and Families (DCF) of a “cover-up and a whitewash” […]

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Scott Outraged By VA Scandal, But Unfazed By DCF Cover-Up

Peter Schorsch: is a political consultant and new media publisher based in St. Petersburg. Column courtesy of Context Florida.

 

Gov. Rick Scott deserves some credit for being one of the loudest critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the scandal at the Veterans Administration.

Last week, Scott announced that Florida […]

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Foster Care: Safety net often fails to protect children from dangers of foster care

The primary goal of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the safety net that protects young children from abuse, neglect, and abandonment, is straightforward: “Safely stabilizing and preserving families; safely reunifying families; and safely creating new families.”  Most would agree that this is a worthwhile objective, but I, and many others who are […]

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Audit: Personal Information For DCF’s Work-From-Home Employees At-Risk

ORLANDO, Fla. —

Posted: 5:49 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014

9 Investigates uncovered a new report that shows the Department of Children and Families may not be doing enough to keep your personal information safe.

WFTV’s Nancy Alvarez spent Monday reading through the extensive audit and found a lot of the concerns fall […]

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Florida Department Of Children And Families Consider yourself Warned

April 11, 2014

Welcome to the Archangels of Justice: Exposing Public  Corruption blog.  We are two veteran investigators who currently are putting together a reality TV show that will be shocking to many of you who have put your trust in the system, law enforcement officers, courts, judges, prosecutors and public institutions.  We […]

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Audit Details DCF Management Issues

BOSTON — Describing a foster care system rife with problems that could lead “risks to become realities,” Auditor Suzanne Bump released a critical review of the state’s foster care agency on Wednesday, stating that “significant management deficiencies” led to undocumented background checks on foster parents and poor oversight of medical treatment for children in […]

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Former DCF worker fights to keep girl she allegedly paid woman for 3 years ago

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —

A Brevard County girl’s future is uncertain after the Department of Children and Families worker who was supposed to be protecting her took her home instead.

There’s a battle brewing between the employee and the little girl’s family over who gets to keep her.

DCF child protection investigator, Nicole Kemp, […]

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