No break on foster care accountability: Agencies have a lot of nerve asking for a favor now
Some legislators are more interested in protecting the private sector than they are in protecting Florida’s children. Identical bills in the House and Senate would cap damages that private, not-for-profit agencies in charge of foster care must pay in lawsuits, regardless of negligence. Great timing. This week, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins admitted to a Senate committee that the death last month of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and near death of her twin brother, Victor, resulted from systemic failures within DCF and one of those private agencies.