Child Deaths Kept Off The Books At DCF

By CAROL MARBIN MILLER

cmarbin@MiamiHerald.comJune 1, 2014

 

At 2 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2013, a Riviera Beach mom woke up to find her newborn baby’s lips were purple. Blood and milk oozed from the girl’s nose. She had stopped breathing.

The baby, authorities say, likely was accidentally smothered to death by her […]

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Last Chance To Get It Right

HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com

With a little luck — and a lot of legislative backbone — the children in care of the Department of Children & Families will be better shielded from harm by the time state lawmakers turn out the lights on their two-month session in Tallahassee on Friday.

And if that’s the case, it’s […]

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The profound Urgency Of DCF Reform

Carl Hiaasen: By Carl Hiaasen chiaasen@MiamiHerald.com

With much chest-thumping, Gov. Rick Scott last week signed a law clipping auto-tag fees by about $25 per vehicle in Florida. He used the opportunity to blast former Gov. Charlie Crist for raising those fees five years ago.

What Scott cynically failed to mention during the bill-signing charade […]

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Florida’s Undercount Of Child Abuse Deaths

The state says abuse and neglect deaths are receding after a spike. But are they? And, if so, by how much? A closer look at the numbers.

By Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burchcmarbin@miamiherald.comPublished March 22, 2014

Nubia Barahona was found on Valentine’s Day in the flatbed of a pest-control truck. She […]

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Scott Seeks $31 Million Bump In DCF Funding For Child Protection

Gov. Scott to propose increased funds for child protection By Mary Ellen Klas Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau

“Editor’s Note: We believe the constant flow of federal funding is the very reason that CPS is so corrupt. They are ALREADY taking/stealing children for baseless reasons and destroying families each and every day. A pay increase and […]

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Mom gets children; DCF gets skewered

By Carol Marbin Miller cmarbin@MiamiHerald.com

A young Miami mom was stripped of the right to raise her four children. The father of the youngest child was allowed to keep the girl.

Just another day in child-welfare court.

But then a child welfare judge in Miami discovered information that troubled him: A social worker who […]

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Fix Child Welfare Mess, Miami-Dade Lawmakers Told

 

 

By Audra D.S. Burch 

Secretary Esther Jacobo, interim secretary at DCF, seen here at an Aug. 20, 2013, town hall.

aburch@MiamiHerald.com

Speaker after speaker told Miami-Dade’s legislative delegation Monday that fixing Florida’s broken child welfare system requires more resources and better training for those on the frontlines. They asked lawmakers to […]

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Innocence Destroyed By CPS And DCF

We need to put an end to the harassment & discrimination by Child Protective Services and Department of Children & Families has been acting out Illegally for years!! Children everyday are being abducted and put into foster homes, Children are being abused, neglected & even murdered in state care foster homes.

These criminals […]

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Amy Clark Sarasota Guardian Ad Litem and Robin Jensen Sarasota DCF should be charged with FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND KIDNAPPING

THE LITTLE KNOWN “DIRTY TRICKS” OF DCFS/CPS/DSS THAT ARE HIDDEN FROM VIEW (Resource…Gregory A. Hession, attorney and Creator of Web Site Mass Outrage)

 

You will not find this “DIRTY TRICK” section in any DCFS/CPS/DSS manual, but it ought to be. These tricks are well known by all DCFS/CPS/DSS agents and they use them and pass […]

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