The department’s quality assurance review of the case involving Angela Dufrene, the missing child in Miami, is available here. Please also see the statement below.
Quote from Secretary Carroll:
“We are committed to working with our partners at the Broward Sherriff’s Office, the local community-based care agency, ChildNet, and the Attorney General’s Office in Broward County that handles children’s legal services to better protect vulnerable children. DCF is developing a proposal to amend Florida Statutes to ensure that the courts are fully aware of the entirety of the family’s functioning and serve as an additional safeguard. This change will ensure that children, like in the case with Angela, are added to ongoing cases.
“The complex nature of the child welfare system demands constant review to best protect Florida’s most vulnerable children. No child should ever have to endure abuse, neglect, or abandonment by those who are supposed to love and protect them.”