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Resource ID: #19797
Subject: Children
Source: Miami Herald
Date: 2002-09-08



Miami Herald reports on flaws in Florida's system that is supposed to protect vulnerable children. The main findings, according to the contest entry, are that more than 35 children died because caseworkers failed to promptly open and close abuse investigations that might have saved them; more than 100 children died, at least in part because caseworkers overlooked critical warning signs that their lives were in danger; many of the state welfare workers and foster parents had criminal pasts and felony records.

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