Posts Tagged ‘DCF’

  • Gov. Scott directs DCF, DOH and FDLE to hold workshops on rising opioid usage

    Apr 11, 17 • 259 Views • Crime & Law Enforcement, DCF, Government, HealthcareComments Off on Gov. Scott directs DCF, DOH and FDLE to hold workshops on rising opioid usage

    Governor Rick Scott today directed the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to meet with communities to identify additional strategies to fight the rising opioid usage...

  • DCF and Partners Recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Jan 13, 17 • 429 Views • DCFComments Off on DCF and Partners Recognize Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its community-based care providers recognize January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Florida received 1,892 reports of human trafficking – a 54 percent increase from the previous year. The...

  • DCF Announces Receipt of $8 Million 2016 STOP Grant

    Nov 14, 16 • 287 Views • DCF, Homepage SliderComments Off on DCF Announces Receipt of $8 Million 2016 STOP Grant

    Award from U.S. Department of Justice funds community-based projects The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) today announces it has received a 2016 Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) federal grant for more than $8 million that...

  • DCF Appoints Children’s Ombudsman

    Sep 1, 16 • 412 Views • GovernmentComments Off on DCF Appoints Children’s Ombudsman

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Children and Families today announced the appointment of Heather Cox Rosenberg as the children’s ombudsman. Effective immediately, Rosenberg will serve as a liaison between children involved in the child welfare...

  • DCF’s Adult Protective Services Director to Serve as NAPSA President

    Aug 31, 16 • 520 Views • GovernmentComments Off on DCF’s Adult Protective Services Director to Serve as NAPSA President

    TALLAHASSEE—Robert Anderson, the Florida Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Director of Adult Protective Services (APS), was installed today as president of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), whose mission is to recognize,...

  • Gov. Scott: FDLE and DCF Providing Funds to Help With Orlando Terror Attack

    Jun 16, 16 • 304 Views • BusinessComments Off on Gov. Scott: FDLE and DCF Providing Funds to Help With Orlando Terror Attack

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that FDLE has set aside more than $520,000 in residual Justice Assistance Grant funds for the City of Orlando and Orange County to be used for overtime pay for law enforcement and equipment associated...

  • DCF Provides Information to Parents for Selecting a Summer Camp

    May 31, 16 • 518 Views • Community, DCF, GovernmentComments Off on DCF Provides Information to Parents for Selecting a Summer Camp

    TALLAHASSEE – As the end of the school year approaches, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) reminds parents and caregivers about precautions they can take to ensure their child has fun in a safe summer camp program. “It’s important for...

  • DCF Prepares for 2016 Hurricane Season with Food for Florida Exercise

    May 12, 16 • 255 Views • DCF, Environment, GovernmentComments Off on DCF Prepares for 2016 Hurricane Season with Food for Florida Exercise

    TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) began a two-day disaster exercise of the Food for Florida program today in Ocala. More than 150 employees will participate in the exercise to test equipment and ensure the department is...

  • DCF Announces New Appointments in Executive Leadership Team

    May 9, 16 • 800 Views • Appointments, GovernmentComments Off on DCF Announces New Appointments in Executive Leadership Team

    TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) announces two new appointments to the executive leadership team. JoShonda Guerrier has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Child Welfare and Jeri Flora Culley has been...

  • DCF Recognizes Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    May 5, 16 • 677 Views • Community, DCF, GovernmentComments Off on DCF Recognizes Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is collaborating with community organizations nationwide today to recognize National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and the impact of children’s mental health and wellness on...