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    Florida Department of Children and Families

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    Florida Department of Children and Families

    Agency overview Formed 1996 Preceding

    Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services

    Website myflfamilies.com

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is a state agency of Florida. Its headquarters are in Room 202 in Building 1 of the 1317 Winewood Boulevard complex in Tallahassee. The department provides social services to children, adults, refugees, domestic violence victims, human trafficking victims, the homeless community, child care providers, disabled people, elderly.[1]

    The department was created in 1996 when the Florida Legislature split the former Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) into two new departments: DCF and the Florida Department of Health.[2]

    The Department operates the Florida Civil Commitment Center, in Arcadia.


    1 Appointed Secretaries

    1.1 Health and Rehabilitative Services (1969–1996)

    1.2 Department of Children and Families (1997–present)

    2 Community-Based Care

    2.1 Lead Agencies[4]

    3 See also 4 References 5 External links

    Appointed Secretaries[edit]

    Health and Rehabilitative Services (1969–1996)[edit]

    James A. Bax – 1969–1971

    Emmett S. Roberts – 1971–1974

    Oliver James Keller Jr. – 1974–1975

    Emmett S. Roberts – 1975

    William J. Page – 1975-1978

    Emmett S. Roberts – 1978-1979

    David H. Pingree – 1979-1980

    Alvin Taylor – 1980–1981

    David H. Pingree – 1981–1987

    Gregory L. Coler – 1987–1991

    Bob Williams – 1991–1993

    Buddy MacKay (acting) – March–July 1993

    Jim Towey – 1993–1995

    Ed Feaver – 1995–1996

    Department of Children and Families (1997–present)[edit]

    Ed Feaver – 1997–1999

    Kathleen Kearney – 1999–2002

    Jerry Regier – 2002–2004

    Lucy Hadi – 2004–2006

    Bob Butterworth – 2006–2008

    George Sheldon – 2008–2011

    David Wilkins – 2011–2013

    Esther Jacobo (interim) – 2013–2014

    Mike Carroll – 2014–2018

    Rebecca Kapusta (interim) – 2018-2019

    Chad Poppell - 1/15/2019 - 2/19/2021

    Shevaun Harris - 2/20/2021 - present

    Community-Based Care[edit]

    Community-Based Care is an initiative of DCF to improve its Child Welfare and Foster Care Services by contracting with local not-for-profit social services agencies through a competitive procurement process designed to engage community stakeholders. Its goals are to increase accountability, resource development, local community ownership, and system performance. [3]

    Lead Agencies[4][edit]

    Region/Circuit Lead Agency WebsiteNorthwest

    1 Lakeview Center, Families First Network http://www.familiesfirstnetwork.org/FamiliesFirstNetwork/

    2,14 Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc. http://www.bigbendcbc.org


    3,8 Partnership for Strong Families http://www.pfsf.org

    4 (Duval, Nassau) Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc. http://www.fssjax.org/

    4 (Clay) Kids First of Florida, Inc. http://www.kidsfirstofflorida.org/

    7 (St. Johns) St Johns County Board of County Commissioners http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/fip

    7 (Flagler, Volusia, Putnam) Community Partnership for Children, Inc. http://www.communitypartnershipforchildren.org


    6 (Pasco, Pinellas) Eckerd Community Alternatives http://www.eckerd.org/programs-services/system-of-care-management/eckerd-community-alternatives-pasco-pinellas/

    12 Sarasota Family YMCA, Inc. http://www.safechildrencoalition.org/

    13 (Hillsborough) Eckerd Community Alternatives http://www.eckerd.org/programs-services/system-of-care-management/eckerd-community-alternatives-hillsborough/

    20 Children's Network of SW Florida http://www.childnetswfl.org/


    5 Kids Central, Inc. http://www.kidscentralinc.org/

    9, 18 (Orange, Osceola, Seminole) Community Based Care of Central Florida http://www.cbccfl.org/

    10 Heartland For Children http://www.heartlandforchildren.org

    18 (Brevard) Brevard Family Partnership http://www.brevardfp.org/


    15, 17 (Palm Beach, Broward) ChildNet Inc. http://www.childnet.us/

    19 Communities Connected for Kids http://www.cckids.net/


    11,16 (Dade, Monroe) Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. http://www.OurKids.us

    See also[edit]

    See also[edit] References[edit]

    ^ "About the Department of Children and Families." Florida Department of Children and Families. Retrieved on October 26, 2010. "1317 Winewood Boulevard Building 1, Room 202 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700"^ "Florida Department of Health - FDOH" United States Department of Health and Human Services website^ "Community-Based Care | Florida Department of Children and Families". . Retrieved 2016-04-05.^ "Lead Agency Websites | Florida Department of Children and Families". . Retrieved 2016-04-05.

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