Series Of Child Deaths Spur Legislation

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 […]

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Five Years After Boy’s Suicide, Findings Could Resurface

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.

Gabriel Myers

But nearly five years […]

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Boy Sues DCF For Negligence

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Attorneys representing a nine-year old boy have filed a lawsuit in Broward County against Florida’s Department of Children and Families, claiming negligence and culpable negligence.  They said that DCF, “swept the family’s case under the rug,” which lead to a deadly rampage in February 2012.

As a victim the boy’s name is […]

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