Staff at Florida emergency detention center not screened for abuse

By: - December 13, 2018

Workers at a emergency detention center for migrant teens in Florida did not undergo background screenings for child abuse and neglect, the Associated Press recently reported. A state law that bans outside employers from reviewing information in Florida’s child welfare system allows for staff at to go unscreened at Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. […]

ICYMI: Audit reveals more mistaken concealed weapons permits issued than previously reported

By: - December 11, 2018

Florida Auditor General Sherrill Norman released a report last week showing that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revoked 310 concealed weapons permits granted in error between February 2016 and March 2017. That’s more than the 291 revocations the department announced earlier this year when the issue first arose during outgoing Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam’s […]