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Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program is asking the legislature for funding to reimburse its volunteers, who travel hundreds of miles for the abused and neglected kids they advocate for.

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Attorneys for a young abuse survivor say they’re grateful to the Governor and the Florida Legislature for agreeing to further compensate their client. And, the claims bill signed into law also includes money for two more abuse survivors.

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Governor Rick Scott has signed a claims bill into law to help further compensate a young abuse survivor who—along with his sister—suffered for years, while under the supervision of the state’s child welfare agency.

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The case of a surviving abuse victim that led to the overhaul of Florida’s child welfare system may be close to reaching a resolution. While the claims bill to further compensate the victim has usually died in the past legislative sessions, it’s now headed to the Governor for final approval.

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The Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill approving the remaining payment of $3.75 million to the surviving victim in a child abuse case. 

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A number of claims bills which found Florida’s child welfare agency at fault are now heading to the House floor. Among them is a high profile bill involving twins that further compensates the surviving victim, in an abuse case that took his twin sister’s life.

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A bill further compensating a surviving child of an abusive adoptive home is starting to move in the Florida Senate.

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A Florida lawmaker is hoping a claims bill to further compensate a child abuse victim will pass the state legislature for 2017. This will be the fourth year the measure comes before lawmakers.

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The Florida Legislature has passed a number of claims bill, sending them onto the Governor. But, some lawmakers are upset one claims bill to compensate a surviving child of abuse did not survive the legislative process.

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The lawyer for the Florida Senate has recommended placing an indefinite hold on millions of dollars worth in settlement payments for a child who was abused under the state’s child welfare agency’s supervision. But, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say that’s not right.

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Florida Department of Children and Families officials say the deaths of four children in six weeks in May and June have led to meaningful changes in the organization.  But the agency’s critics say the fixes don’t go far enough.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is retraining more than 5,000 case workers in an effort to stave off future deaths of children in the agency’s care. But DCF Secretary David Wilkins says there’s no guarantee a child will never die on their watch again:

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The Florida Department of Children and Families is ramping up the state’s abuse hotline. The agency says the horrific death of a ten-year-old girl last year may have been avoided if it had coordinated its information better through the hotline. The child welfare agency says it has a new system that will better serve the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

"Thank you for calling the Florida Abuse Hotline. This is Passion. How can I help you,” asked Passion Ellis, who works for Florida Abuse Hotline.

A bill that would put more protections in place for children under the auspices of the Department of Children and Families is making its way through the Florida House. Regan McCarthy reports the bill is, in part, a response to the death of Nubia Barahona, a young girl who was abused and eventually killed by her adoptive foster parents.