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Tag Archives: Department of Children and Families
By Jaclyn De Bonis on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Helping foster children gain access to driver’s licenses and motor vehicle insurance is the focus of two bills currently in the Florida House and Senate.
By Katie Campbell on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm
After three years of complaints and harassment from neighbors — who have gone as far as poisoning animals and accusing the owner of sexual abuse — Skunkie Acres Zoo is closing its doors, leaving 170 animals in need of a new home.
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.
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.
By Lucas Dolengowski on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm
Paid advertisement websites are asking for personal information to help people apply for public assistance benefits. However, The Department of Children and families said applying is free, and the websites could be a scam to acquire personal information.
By Nickelle Smith on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Florida’s mental health spending is about $39 per person per year, said Bob Sharpe, president and CEO of Florida Council for Community Mental Health.
By Bianca Bahamondes on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm
Florida child welfare officials created a volunteer advocate position Wednesday to combat human trafficking.
By Stephanie Strasser and Stephanie Denardo on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am
With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars. Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing [...]