BuzzFeed has an interesting article on their site today. It's takes a look into what it's like to be a Child Protective Services Investigator in Florida.
This person is tasked with investigating calls to Child Protective Services suggesting a child might be in danger within their living situation.
As you might guess, this job gives one a lot of exposure to drugs, drug-using parents, abuse, etc.
Here are some of the highlights from BuzzFeed's interview with one such investigator:
The individual who shared their story with BuzzFeed also pointed out that there are some pretty astounding things that you can't prosecute someone for in Florida.
For example, you can spank your children here in Florida because physical discipline is legal. A mother also cannot be prosecuted for drinking, smoking and taking drugs throughout her whole pregnancy, if she tests negative at birth. An investigator can even witness this and he or she cannot do a thing.