On Friday, March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed CS/HB 6509, a claims bill that directs the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay more than $5 million awarded by a Florida jury to C.M.H., a victim of sexual abuse by a child in foster care. This marks the largest known recovery in… View Article
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Attorneys representing eight developmentally disabled foster children who were placed in what one judge called a “house of horrors” foster home settled with New York state adoption and child welfare agencies and their state-contracted providers in 2014 for $26 million.
Florida child abuse attorney Howard Talenfeld earned a $5 million jury verdict in 2013 against the Florida Department of Children & Family Services on behalf a child repeatedly raped by a foster child and known child-on-child sexual predator who had been placed in the plaintiff’s home.
Child abuse attorney Howard Talenfeld successfully negotiated a $4 million settlement on behalf of a child repeatedly raped in a residential facility. Administrators at the center were ignorant of systemic abuse, repeated reports by and from state officials, and even the admission of the child aggressor.
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Thousands of foster children, former foster children, developmentally disabled and medically fragile children are part of the Florida child care system. If you’re currently or formerly a child in – or an advocate for or parent of a child in the foster care system – the Justice for Kids blog is here to help. Every… View Article
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As reported by News Break, “An employee at a behavioral health center in Brevard County is accused of repeatedly hitting a student while three other employees watched. An arrest affidavit details allegations of child abuse from an incident by an employee at Deveraux Advanced Behavioral Health Facility in Viera on Feb. 9.” Read more here.
As reported today by the Miami Herald, “A Miami mother will spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty Friday for her role in the starvation, torture and murder of her adopted daughter in a case that rocked Florida’s child welfare agency.” Read the entire story here
According to an Associated Press article that was published by the Sun-Sentinel, “Two Florida women who were victims of sex trafficking have sued almost two dozen hotels where they were forced to have sex, claiming the businesses did nothing to stop the illegal activity.” Read more here.
NBC 6 reporter Arlene Borenstein shares the intimate survival story of a human trafficking victim and how this woman is hoping to save others in the future. Watch the video here. Top Fl Child Human Trafficking Attorney – Howard Talenfeld with Kelley Kronenberg