Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested former Department of Children and Families child protective investigator Jessica Cirino-Lan, 28, for three counts of falsifying records. The DCF Office of Inspector General referred the case to FDLE and assisted in the investigation.
The investigation determined that during April and May of 2016, Cirino-Lan intentionally and unlawfully falsified case reports she submitted in reference to three separate DCF child abuse/neglect investigations assigned to her in her capacity as a child protective investigator. Cirion-Lan did not conduct several home visits she indicated she completed in her reports, and forged the name of a caregiver on a written safety plan she submitted to a supervisor for one of the cases.
On May 10, 2016, Cirino-Lan abruptly resigned from DCF after being questioned about the discrepancies by her supervisor. After her resignation, Cirino-Lan’s cases were reassigned and all children were deemed safe.
Cirino-Lan was arrested today and booked into the Hendry County Jail. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit.