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New Child Death ‘Czar’ Named to Florida Department of Children and Families

Following through on his promise to address hundreds of the death of hundreds of children under the watch of the Florida Department of Children and Families, new DCF Interim Secretary Mike Carroll named the agency’s first statewide fatality prevention specialist. Lisa Rivera, a 17-year veteran with the agency who started as a child abuse investigator, is now the the agency’s top child death administrator.

The news comes in Carroll’s second week on the job – and amid calls for changes to how the agency addresses and tracks at-risk children. Read the entire story in Florida’s Children First, the state’s premier child advocacy organization.

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