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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Critics Put Florida’s Child Welfare System Under Microscope

 

Posted: 7:09 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE —

After a wave of child deaths since the end of the spring legislative session, Florida lawmakers this week started looking for ways to improve the state’s child-welfare system — and got an earful from a dependency court judge.

“Something in […]

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The DCF Debacle

Former secretary David Wilkins took a reformed agency backward.

David Wilkins

David Wilkins, former secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, resigned July 18 following the deaths of five toddlers who were under DCF supervision.

AP FILE PHOTO / 2011

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. Last Modified: […]

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