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Newspaper Pursues Claims of Abuse ‘In God’s Name’ at Florida’s Unlicensed Religious Children’s Homes

This investigative series from the Tampa Bay Times explores the sad story of unlicensed religious children’s homes in Florida. While most promise righteousness through military-like exercise and recitation of Scripture, the stories reveal claims of practices that border on or include physical abuse, personal injury, wrongful death and other actions. It also highlights responses and findings from the Florida Department of Children and Families. For many advocates, guardians or attorneys keen to protect the rights of foster children or any in Florida’s at-risk population, the package deserves reading. Visit the entire package here.

(UPDATE) According to the Lakeland Ledger, the DCF promises to investigate the situation.

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