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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

This annual event exemplifies how the collaboration of local and statewide organizations come together under “One Voice.”

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) applied for and received approval for a waiver from the USDA to administer telephone interviews for individuals with disabilities and the elderly who preregistered online by November 9

Additional details, including the number to call and hours of operation, will be released in the coming weeks.

More than $41 million in fraudulent public benefits stopped last year

Governor Rick Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future budget proposes $3.1 billion for the Department of Children and Families

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has administered the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (DSNAP) in Florida for 45 consecutive days, serving more than a million families and distributing nearly $900 million in DSNAP benefits.


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