DCF Must Be Held To Promises

The Florida Department of Children and Families’ new secretary promises to take a sharp turn away from the secrecy that has put too many children in danger — and may have cost some their lives.

 

That’s laudable. But for the sake of abused, neglected and abandoned children across the state, Gov. Rick Scott […]

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Editorials: On Giving DCF More Funding

We hope state lawmakers get serious about fixing problems in the Department of Children and Families. Protecting vulnerable children should be the priority of any society and an essential function of government.

The department’s failure has come to light with the horrifying news of the deaths of children who should have been protected by […]

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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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