Abuse continues under DCF’s nose

 

It was no surprise to read Carol Marbin Miller’s Oct. 29 story, Despite ‘red flags’ boy bound to death. Yet another child killed by the laissez-faire position that the state Department of Children & Families continues to take, coupled with abusive caregivers. The phrase “should have” was used three times in one paragraph when referring to DCF and the private social-work agency Lutheran Services of Florida.

What are these DCF employees doing while they’re on the clock? I’ll tell you what they’re not doing — they’re not making regular home visits. They are not following up on complaints. And they are not preventing the continued abuse and deaths we read about every few weeks. Did the Jorge Barahona case in 2011 not teach them anything?

Hilary Russell, Coconut Grove

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