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TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Paxton Zancker was 13 years old when she was removed from her home and placed in foster care. She admits there were a few rough spots as she learned how to live with more structure and rules in her new home, but she credits her foster

NAPLES, FLA. – Southwest Florida's World Refugee Day celebration is slated for June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology in Naples.

There Are 15 Million Refugees Worldwide; Only 1 Percent Get Resettled, Many Are Unable To Return Home
Twenty People To Become U.S. Citizens During Jacksonville Event, Including Several Refugees
U.S. State Department Representative To Be Keynote Speaker At Jacksonville Event

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – On July 19, the DCF Office of Inspector General will undergo a rigorous on-site inspection by the Florida Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation . . .

State investigated more than 64,000 allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults last year

DCF Regional Director Mike Carroll to Discuss Available Services, Gaps

KISSIMMEE - The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Dental Association have reinforced their partnership in an effort to help improve dental care for all children who are in foster care.

About 100 children die each year in Florida from preventable, accidental drownings

Editorial Submission by DCF Secretary David Wilkins

NORTHWEST FLORIDA - The Department of Children and Families is helping to raise awareness about adult abuse and neglect in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrated annually on June 15, through two local events.


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