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Today, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Mike Carroll took action to establish specialized oversight of Eckerd Connects, the community-based care, lead agency in Hillsborough County.

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) today convened the first meeting of the Executive Steering Committee on Executive Order 18-81 in Tallahassee.

This week, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Mike Carroll directed a review to enhance suicide prevention practices at the three state-operated mental health treatment facilities to ensure every individual in the state’s care has the safest and most appropriate setting... Read More

After petitioning a court to allow the state to release all records regarding the Florida Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) involvement with Nikolas Cruz, a judge ruled today in DCF’s favor that the records can now be made publically available.

February 12-18, 2018

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