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Advocates: Children-Friendly Moves by Florida Gov. Rick Scott Help Kids, Need Follow-Up

May 20th, 2012   No Comments   Advocacy

To Florida child advocates and children’s rights attorneys, Gov. Rick Scott has appeared very child friendly. He named his wife, Ann, to the post of Florida’s chief child advocate. He slotted Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins to oversee the children and youth cabinet. Finally, Scott reappointed some of the state’s chief advocates for child welfare to the group, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

“It was, many felt, a good sign that the governor’s office was committed to working on children’s issues, particularly since he’d given his wife such a high-profile responsibility,” the publication wrote.

“But many child advocates say the state’s children are still struggling to keep from falling through the cracks in the state’s education, health care and public safety systems, and that Florida simply isn’t doing enough.” Read the entire story here.

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