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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.

At the direction of Governor Scott, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will host community workshops.

Events statewide will raise awareness to prevent child abuse

Community Kickoff Event for Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

A substance abuse survey taken earlier this year of nearly 66,000 middle and high school students spanning 724 Florida schools showed a substantial decline in reported drug and alcohol use by middle and high school students since 2004.


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