Infant fatalities are on the rise in Duval County, but the Department of Children and Families is strategizing how to bring awareness to parents and caretakers about unsafe sleeping practices. It has made resources and information available to the community about past child fatalities and how to prevent them.
By Ryan Jones on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm
The Fed Just Said U.S. Unemployment Can Go Even Lower – The Federal Reserve has released new forecasts projecting the unemployment rate could fall between 5 percent to 5.2 percent. According to the projections, the Fed doesn’t expect inflation to reach […]
By Shannon Kaestle on March 19th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 11:19 am
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Florida –One Central Florida resident is the lucky winner of half of the $400 million lotto jackpot. The ticket was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Brevard County. This is the Mega […]
By Brittany Bokzam on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am
The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.
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The Department of Children and Families in Chiefland will close its doors on March 31, 2014.
By Sam Burroughs on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for […]
By Brianna Donet on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm
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.