Tag: Mike Carroll

Jim RosicaJanuary 3, 2019

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that Chad Poppell, formerly Secretary of the Department of Management Services (DMS) under outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, will be the state’s next children’s welfare chief. Poppell, who has no previous experience in child protection, will take over as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, replacing interim director […]

Jim RosicaOctober 5, 2018

Mike Carroll, who stepped down last month as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, has been named to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. Gov. Rick Scott‘s office announced the appointment on Friday. Carroll, 57, now is Executive Vice President of Lutheran Services of Florida. Carroll is actually returning to the panel; he […]

Jim RosicaAugust 28, 2018

Rebecca Kapusta will become interim Secretary of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) after the resignation of Secretary Mike Carroll, who’s leaving the post Sept. 6. Gov. Rick Scott announced the move Tuesday afternoon. He did not say when he expected to name a full-time replacement, if any; the term-limited governor departs office in […]

Guest AuthorAugust 10, 2018

Serving as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families is the second most challenging job in Florida government. Day or night, you never know what agonizing tragedy will confront your staff and community partners. Public servants of Mike Carroll’s high integrity, breadth of knowledge and deep compassion are difficult to replace. We are about […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 18, 2018

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott demanded that FBI Director Christopher Wray resign after the federal agency acknowledged it failed to follow standard procedures after receiving a tip in January about Nikolas Cruz, the man charged this week with killing 17 people at a Broward high school. “Seventeen innocent people are dead, and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going […]

Scott PowersNovember 15, 2017

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 […]

Staff ReportsNovember 2, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t roll out his entire proposed budget Thursday at AP Day, yet he floated a proposal that likely will meet no objection. The governor proposed $200 million for families who adopt children from foster care. This money will continue post-adoption services for more than 37,000 children. Adoptions have gone up since Scott […]


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