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Anna Eskamani Takes Aim at Domestic Violence Group On Transparency, Salaries

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) is a non-profit which gets more than $3 million in state and federal tax dollars to support shelters across the state. While it is supposed to oversee the funds, the FCADV has not been forthcoming about how those funds are spent.

Jeanette Nuñez: Florida Ready to Help Domestic Violence Victims

This week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez hosted a panel focused on domestic violence at Florida International University (FIU).

Casey DeSantis: Fed Sending Almost $59 Million to Florida to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

The funds will be sent out over three years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which will go to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and county health departments in Broward, Duval and Palm Beach Counties.

David Santiago: Expand Resources for Florida Families Battling Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues

Last year, Santiago championed the legislation creating the portal which is now part of the national Network of Care, including more than 700 websites in 30 states. Santiago is calling for $262,650 so the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) can continue the site.

Feds Send DCF More than $50 Million to Fight Opioids in Florida

Scott said on Wednesday that DFC was getting a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “to continue providing treatment and recovery support services for individuals seeking help for opioid use.”

Rick Scott Names Interim DCF Secretary

Scott named Rebecca Kapusta, who has been with DCF for more than a decade, as interim secretary on Tuesday. She takes over from outgoing Secretary Mike Carroll and will take over her new duties start on September 6. 

Food Stamp Fraud By Florida Department of Children and Families Employees During Hurricane Irma

Two lawyers who have been following the investigation said this could just be the beginning of more dominoes to fall.