Department of Children and Families
Sweeping bill adds $47 million for new services, including the hiring of 200 investigators, and emphasizes child safety.
Authorities say a father threw his 2-year-old son off a second-floor, hotel balcony in central Florida before jumping himself.
A state Department of Children and Families investigator has been charged with two counts of sexual battery, police said Thursday.
A scathing new report is critical of the state’s efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.
Attorney General Pam Bondi will announce an anti-human trafficking initiative in Tampa.
More than 5,000 Florida child protection staffers are training under a new system implemented after the deaths of a handful of children.
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.
State child welfare officials are overhauling a program that helps teens as they age out of foster care.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Homeless shelters across the state will receive more than $2 million dollars in federal grants. The Department of Children and Families says the money will go to 25 emergency homeless shelters […]
CLEARWATER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A Clearwater woman who believed her baby was possessed by demons tried to throw her 3-month-old son into the Clearwater Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, police say. Police records show Lydia […]