DCF Celebrates Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day

For Immediate Release:
May 11, 2015

DCF Celebrates Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day

TALLAHASSEE—Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll is encouraging Floridians to reflect on the important role of Florida’s dedicated child welfare professionals who answer the call to serve and protect vulnerable children and families. Governor Rick Scott signed a proclamation naming today Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day.

“On call around the clock, they often give up weekends and holidays to ensure children are safe and taken care of,” DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said. “They serve as guardians, counselors, advocates, partners and cheerleaders as they help vulnerable children find safety from abuse and neglect and help families heal.”

DCF participated in a press conference today held in Miami by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, who sponsored legislation designating the second Monday of each May as Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day.

With additional funding provided by Governor Scott and the Legislature to hire more than 270 new frontline staff, DCF is working to recruit Child Protective Investigators (CPI) and Supervisors. For information about available CPI positions, visit http://www.myflfamilies.com/general-information/employment/cpijobs.

Contact: Michelle Glady, DCF Press Secretary, (850) 717-4450

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