Statement from the Department of Children and Families regarding the settlement of HG et al v. Carroll:
DCF’s first priority has always been and will continue to be the safety and protection of Florida’s most vulnerable – our children. DCF absolutely shares the passion for the protection of children and high standards for their care as the other participants in the lawsuit.
The settlement agreement affirms DCF’s ongoing commitment by continuing efforts to improve the child welfare system of care in the Southern Region, as well as statewide. The work DCF agreed to complete in resolution of this lawsuit began prior to its filing and will continue to be a significant focus for this administration and Secretary Poppell.