Summary The investigative series by The Miami Herald found more than 475 cases in a span of six years where a child died after Department of Children and Families had been in contact with the family. "In many of these cases, he or she fell short and felt that they had to compete for attention or affection of the child. The children are seen as being in the way," said Interim DCF Secretary Esther Jacobo.
veooz 360° of this story
Summary However, Esther Jacobo, interim secretary of the Department of Children & Families, maintained the agency does not need to change its policies related to removing high-risk children from unsafe homes in light of the Heralds Innocents Lost series.
Summary However, Esther Jacobo, interim secretary of the Department of Children & Families, maintained the agency does not need to change its policies related to removing high-risk children from unsafe homes in the wake of the Miami Heralds Innocents Lost series.
Summary TALLAHASSEE -- The head of the state's child welfare agency told a House committee Tuesday the child deaths documented by the Miami Herald exposed a gap in the state's safety net and, for the first time, she acknowledged it will take more services and money to fix it.
Summary After a bad year at the Florida Department of Children and Families -- in which the statewide agency saw a surge in child-abuse deaths and the resignation of DCF's leader -- the bureaucracy is getting needed attention from legislators.
Summary Speaking on Saturday at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, the Rev. Al Sharpton said the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which police officials have described as an accident, required a more complete inquiry. In turning the knob and pushing the door open, he may have rotated the gun's barrel down and accidentally fired, said the official, who added that the account of events could change.
Summary "Practically no one denies this," he tells a policy committee. "As for the concept behind the use of coercive measures, the West is making it clear it does not want to try to change the policy of the Russian Federation ... they want to change the regime -- practically no one denies this," Lavrov said at a meeting of a foreign and domestic policy council in Moscow.
Summary WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. Barry was born March 6, 1936, to Marion and Mattie Barry, in the small Mississippi delta town of Itta Bena, and was raised in Memphis, Tenn., after the death of his father, a sharecropper.
Summary WASHINGTON - In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much. The National Geographic Society is currently looking at food from all fronts, from its "Food: Our Global Kitchen" exhibition and "Eat: The Story of Food" TV series to the December issue of its iconic yellow-bordered magazine.