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Criminal Charges Involving Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCF)

Under Florida Law, criminal charges can also result in the Department of Children and Families being involved with the accused and their family. If children are present, during the serving of a search warrant of a home that yields illegal narcotics, then law enforcement officers serving the warrant must contact DCF. If an act of violence occurs in the home between the parents of the child, like a domestic battery, and the child is present, then DCF will be involved. If a parent or a “school teacher” with the latter being mandatory reporters, makes an allegation of child abuse, Law Enforcement Officials will response alongside of DCF. Remember, if DCF is involved in a family investigation, information the department receives from witnesses, including the accused, will be used against the… […]

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Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is an agency in Florida with multi functions. Under Florida Statute the Department of Children and Family provides that its local offices, like the West Palm Beach DCF Office, shall provide services relating to: (1) adult protection; (2) child care regulation; (3) child welfare; (4) domestic violence; (5) economic self-sufficiency; (6) homelessness; (7) mental health; (8) refugees; (9) substance abuse.  While DCF might sound like a nice cutesy agency looking out for the citizens of Florida, think again. The Department of Children and Families has a horrible track record in their placement of children with foster families, government agencies and orphanages throughout their history. This placement of children occurs after DCF plucks them from good, decent Families throughout Palm Beach County, and places… […]

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