Florida's Children First

We’re Hiring – Join Our Team

Florida’s Children First and Florida Youth SHINE are growing and we’re looking to add to our team of passionate advocates. We are hiring for the following position: Florida’s Children First Part-Time Staff Attorney If you want to work for an organization that has dedicated the last 21 years to improving the lives of children, and meet […]

Andrea Moore – In Memoriam (9.3.19)

It is with great sadness that Florida’s Children First announces the death of Andrea Moore, former Executive Director from 2005 through 2009.  Andrea was an attorney with a passion for championing child advocacy issues, and she will be greatly missed. After studying to become a social worker, Andrea’s experience becoming a foster parent and an […]

The Law Firm Consortium on Children’s Rights

The Law Firm Consortium on Children’s Rights was founded to convene child advocacy stakeholders in collaboration to ensure that children in Florida, along with other parties, receive high-quality representation in the court cases that deal with the fundamental issues in their lives.   Founding firms Akerman, Baker McKenzie, Carlton Fields, and Holland & Knight invite you to join us in […]

Out of the Shadows: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Through Cross System Collaboration

This report highlights the research on the disparities that exist between LGBTQ foster youth and their non-LGBTQ peers, as well as the compounding effects these factors have in relation to other intersecting factors including race, ethnicity, culture and language. It also discusses successful policy strategies and state examples of efforts that are addressing system and practice obstacles. Out of the Shadows: […]

Tuition Exemption: Know Your Rights

In March, 2016, the Board of the Governors of the Florida State University System realized the need to revise its Regulation that limited the use of the tuition exemption to a maximum of 120 credit hours in undergraduate courses – which was not correct according to current law. The revised Regulation will make it clear […]

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