Department of Children and Families

Scott Claim Of Fewer Child Abuse Deaths Questioned Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly tells voters that abused and neglected children are safer under his leadership than when his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist was governor, but an Associated Press examination of that claim shows that campaign claim may be an exaggeration.
Florida Senate Passes Child Welfare OverhaulSweeping bill adds $47 million for new services, including the hiring of 200 investigators, and emphasizes child safety.
Officials: Dad Threw Toddler Over Hotel Balcony Before JumpingAuthorities say a father threw his 2-year-old son off a second-floor, hotel balcony in central Florida before jumping himself.
DCF Investigator Charged With Sexual Battery A state Department of Children and Families investigator has been charged with two counts of sexual battery, police said Thursday.
New Report Blasts State Over Child Abuse DeathsA scathing new report is critical of the state's efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.
Bondi To Announce Anti-Human Trafficking EffortAttorney General Pam Bondi will announce an anti-human trafficking initiative in Tampa.
DCF Trains 5,000 Staff In New System After DeathsMore than 5,000 Florida child protection staffers are training under a new system implemented after the deaths of a handful of children.
Fla. Officials Crack Down On $100M Lost In Food Stamp Fraud Florida officials are cracking down on fraud in the food stamp program through a new system that verifies client's identities before an application is processed.
Florida State Helping Out Foster Youth After They Leave The SystemState child welfare officials are overhauling a program that helps teens as they age out of foster care.
Rural Homeless Shelters In Florida To Get $2 Million
Clearwater Woman Believes Her Baby is Possessed, Tries to Throw Him into Harbor
Vietnam Veterans' Bond Forged Again With Kidney DonationServing together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry "Bill" Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting. A world and nearly a half a century away from the war zone where they'd counted on each other, Middaugh put himself on the line for Warner this month in a new way: by giving one of his kidneys.
Dr. Paul Bearer II Tombstone Tales | Halloween EditionOn Sunday, October 25th, Dr. Paul Bearer II returned to the Tenement Castle for an afternoon of HORRORble movies.

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