Department of Children and Families
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.
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 […]