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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Orphaned By Deportation

18-year-old activist fights to bring mother back to US CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Associated Press

MIAMI – He remembers the moment so clearly, the last time he saw his mother on American soil.

Associated Press- Melba Soza greets her son Jose as he arrives in Spain. “I was afraid you would have lost […]

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DCF-The Frightening Reality Of The Florida State Mob Punishing Parents And Pulling Favors

Posted on November 16, 2013 by imaconstitutionalist

I’ve never seen DCF move so quickly….and without probable cause. This case was a terrifying jolt of reality.

This week, a family was ambushed by the Florida Dept. Of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF mafia, under investigation and responsible for several deaths due to […]

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Suspended Homestead Mayor Arrested On Election Law Violations

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/11/01/suspended-homestead-mayor-arrested-on-election-law-violations/

HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – Just a few months after he was arrested and charged with two felony charges of unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior; suspended Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was arrested again Friday on seven counts of election law violations.

Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman

According to CBS4 news partner the Miami […]

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DCF Mired In Controversy Over Foster Care Providers

By Carol Marbin Miller

Florida lawmakers

cmarbin@MiamiHerald.com

A decade ago, amid perhaps the worst foster care debacle in state history,

Florida lawmakers transferred all foster care and adoption efforts to private management — hoping local leaders could nurture what the state long could not: a scandal-free child welfare system.

But even as the […]

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Florida Lawyer Rothstein Gets 50 Years in Prision

Disbarred South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, a sentence that is 10 years longer than prosecutors requested.

U.S. District Judge James Cohn imposed the sentence this morning, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, Reuters and the Miami Herald report. Rothstein was sentenced […]

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