Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed?

Jul 26, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice charges that Florida denies fragile, disabled children any option but nursing homes.

The federal government's lawsuit says Florida has about 200 disabled children who are in nursing homes but could be cared for in the community or at home.
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One of the state agencies targeted in the federal lawsuit was the Department of Children and Families. The agency has been under fire in other areas: the recent deaths of five children since mid-May. In each case, DCF had had contact with the children and their families. The head of DCF, David Wilkins, resigned last week. 

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