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Take some simple steps to ensure your family’s safety.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and partners are joining together to promote vehicle safety and show the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot vehicles.

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The Florida Department of Children and Families, along with its community partners, have joined together to honor foster families during National Foster Care Month.

This follows Governor Rick Scott signing Executive Order 17-146 on May 3rd.

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) will begin a two-day disaster exercise of the Food for Florida program today in Deerfield Beach.

While we honor this day, we celebrate the amazing child welfare professionals all year long.

Governor Rick Scott signed executive order 17-146 directing the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to immediately begin drawing down federal grant funds.

What Parents Should Know When Considering Summer Camp Programs

The Florida Department of Children and Families’ Office of Public Benefits Integrity (OPBI) recovered more than $15 million dollars in public benefit overpayments in just the first three months of 2017, a record quarter for benefit recovery.


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