Tag: Child Protective Investigators
A member of the National Rifle Association plugs his ears with his fingers as he walks past protesters during the NRA's annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Scott PowersNovember 15, 2017
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Calling child protective investigators “absolute heroes” who are overworked and under-appreciated, the head of Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) pitched a House of Representatives committee for money to hire more. DCF Secretary Mike Carroll told the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday that his department struggles to keep enough investigators on staff because their […]

Scott PowersOctober 25, 2017
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Florida’s Department of Children and Families still struggles with turnover of child protective investigators largely because workloads remain high and eat into personal nights and weekends, burning out investigators quickly, Secretary Mike Carroll told lawmakers Wednesday. Carroll and others testified Wednesday before the House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee in that committees efforts to gauge how […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 17, 2015
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Florida’s child-welfare system is once again under Tallahassee’s microscope, further consequence of the death of 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck, whose father threw her off a St. Petersburg bridge into Tampa Bay on Jan. 8. Senate President Andy Gardiner is calling for an “across the board” examination of the state’s mental health care and abuse hotline procedures, […]


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