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Meeting tomorrow in Tampa to gather detailed information and insight related to federal, state and local policy, research, and practice associated with child abuse and neglect fatalities.

70 children and teens get the opportunity to attend summer Youth Camp

Changes have been made to leadership positions in Economic Self-Sufficiency, Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Child Welfare.

This is the highest bonus awarded by the USDA this year.

Memo from DCF Interim Secretary Mike Carroll

Response from DCF

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Venice office will relocate to North Port, effective July 1.

Over 40 local foster teens to participate in 3-day summer camp throughout the Sarasota area

New website displays interactive data on all child fatalities alleged to be a result of abuse or neglect

Campaign urges parents and caregivers to learn CPR in case of an emergency


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