In a case that exposed serious problems with Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCF), an article indicates that Death Penalty Possible for Parent’s Charged in Child’s Death. The Baronas were actually the adoptive parents of these children. DCF was contacted about abuse in the home but when the social worker was unable to find the children, the social worker did not contact police for assistance.
Hopefully this case will result in an overhaul of the system that is designed to protect children from abuse and neglect, not just in their biological parents’ homes.
Lauren K Johnson is a Southern California juvenile dependency attorney who represents parents accused of child abuse and neglect. Contact us .