child protective investigators

A former child protective services investigator has been arrested in Florida for falsifying records.

With the 2018 legislative session around the corner, Florida lawmakers as well as child welfare stakeholders are starting to dive into how to address the huge turnover of the state’s child protective investigators. Their job is to look into cases called into the state’s child abuse hotline.

Scott Names New DCF Secretary

Apr 28, 2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is naming a new secretary for the state's embattled child welfare agency. 

Scott on a Monday will announce that Mike Carroll has been appointed to take over the Department of Children and Families. Scott will make the announcement during a visit with child protective investigators in Jacksonville.

Carroll takes over for interim secretary Esther Jacobo. Jacobo has been in charge of the agency since last July's abrupt resignation of David Wilkins. Her last day is Friday.