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.
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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 The announcement late Tuesday was just another step in dismantling the official version of the June 30 confrontation, which came under question almost immediately because of the lopsided outcome. One suspect was killed in the initial firefight, according to the witness.
Summary SUGAR LAND, Texas -- It was fitting that a native Texan enjoyed a stellar performance in the first-ever Atlantic League Championship Series played in the Lone Star State. Lancaster scored eight runs over the course of the fourth and fifth innings.
Summary NEW DELHI: Expressing confidence in the potential of strengthening Indo-US ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said, "We will further our defence ties; I invite US defence companies to manufacture in India." The two leaders extolled the broad strategic and globalpartnership between the United States and India, which will continue to generategreater prosperity and security for their citizens and the world.
Summary Alexander McDonald, accused of murder, listens to court proceedings during a preliminary hearing at the Airport Courthouse on Tuesday. Mulligan testified that his roommate, Alexander McDonald, had been acting strangely before he pulled a kitchen knife on Mulligan, Winkler and a third man watching the NBA finals on television in the apartment.