Senate proposal does not change investigation limit Mar. 17, 2014
After a series of highly publicized child deaths last year, the House and Senate are taking different approaches to fixing the state child-welfare system — but both are considering ambitious measures that cover a lot of ground.
Both chambers would require more professionalism […]
By Christopher Baldwin Correspondent Published: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 6:24 p.m.
A state Department of Children and Families employee was arrested Friday after police said he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor whose case he was working that included drug use.
Josiah Robinson Winfrey
After more than a month of correspondence […]
Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:51 AM EST
BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — The Department of Children and Families hopes to return a Connecticut teen at the center of a high-profile custody battle back to her home state.
In a statement to FOX 25 Friday, a DCF spokesperson said the department’s primary goal has […]
ORLANDO, Fla. —
Posted: 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Investigators said a 38-year-old woman was supposed to be checking up on some of the most vulnerable victims of child abuse and neglect but instead lied in her paperwork to avoid being fired.
Margaret McCalman told investigators at the Department of […]
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Both chambers of the Legislature took up child-welfare reform Tuesday, hearing from a wide range of experts with research about staff turnover and caseloads.
But one number stood out: 432, the number of Florida children who died of abuse and neglect in 2012, according to Pam Graham, a social work […]
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in foster care shocked the child-welfare system in 2009. It led to a series of recommendations about Florida’s use of psychotropic medications on foster kids and how to protect already-traumatized children from sexual abuse by other abused children.
But nearly five years […]
By: Department of Children and Families (DCF) Email
Press Release: Department of Children and Families
Tallahassee, Fla.— For the fifth straight year, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has received an award for going above and beyond to find permanent homes for children. As part of the Federal Adoption […]