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A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.
Misty and Keith Kornegay appeared before a judge Wednesday for a custody hearing. Police reports detail years of alleged abuse against the children in the home, two of which were involved with the shooting death of their older brother, according to police.
Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.
The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.
Death tolls for child abuse victims have increased, leaving the Florida Department of Children and Families under scrutiny for not intervening in time. North Central Florida agencies are working to combat the amount of child abuse in the area.
The Protection of Vulnerable Persons law went into effect Monday. The law makes failure to report child abuse a felony.
The Jerry Sandusky trial has been getting a lot of attention in the media. The coverage has increased child abuse awareness, and Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jaclyn DeAugustino has more.