Tragically, children in foster care are raped and physically assaulted at shelters like Youth Haven that are not equipped to address the individual therapeutic needs of children. The Fort Myers News Press has started a five-part series that offers an up-close look into the world of Anber, “who drifted in... View Article
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As reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, a sexual abuse trial against a private provider recently resulted in a $50 million verdict. According to the article, “A $50 million payment has been awarded to a Cobb County woman who was sexually assaulted by a male adult while she was a... View Article
Talenfeld Law has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers on its 2020 “Best Law Firms” list. The firm received a Metropolitan (Fort Lauderdale) Tier 3 ranking for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
Congratulations to firm Partners Howard Talenfeld and Stacie Schmerling on their selection to South Florida Business & Wealth magazine’s 2020 South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers” List!
Tampa Bay Times: Plan to use secure facility for Hillsborough’s problem foster teens is ‘ludicrous,’ sheriff saysOctober 18, 2019 9:58 pm Leave your thoughts
A plan to use a secure facility to house Hillsborough’s problem foster teens is being met with opposition from several groups, including the Hillsborough County Sheriff, the Hillsborough County Commission Chairman, and Florida’s Children First. They warn that forcing children into a locked facility will cause them more emotional harm.... View Article
In what has been described by Miami-Dade police and the Department of Children and Families as “one of the most horrifying cases of abuse they have seen,” Local 10 WPLG reports that a Miami foster mother is facing abuse charges for the alleged abuse of three girls, ranging in ages from... View Article
For parents and guardians of children with disabilities, we wanted to share this article from Home Advisor: “How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities.”
“Foster Boy” is a legal thriller about the abuse of an African-American kid in the foster system. As reported by Deadline, “the screenwriter for the film Foster Boy won a $45M judgment against a social services agency — the largest award in the history of the state of Illinois in a... View Article
On Monday, hundreds of individuals involved in criminal justice, social services, health and mental health, and others gathered in Orlando for Florida’s first statewide Human Trafficking Summit. As reported by Florida Politics, “So much more attention and effort is being paid to the scourge of human trafficking now than 20... View Article
We are seeing far too many children and disabled persons die in vans because of caretaker negligence. It’s time for our legislature to enact comprehensive protections for these vulnerable persons. Read the latest report from Local 10 News by clicking here.