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News Story: Failed DCF Response to ‘Cry for Help’ Leaves Advocates, Attorneys Angered in Abuse Case

February 18th, 2011   No Comments   Abuse

Less than a week after the 7-year-old adoptive sibling’s tale resulted in a call to a Florida Department of Children and Families abuse hotline — which itself resulted in a possible missed chance to save another child’s life — advocates are asking “Why?”

“A cry for help that is so significant and so loud that we need answers as to why,” asked Howard Talenfeld, a prominent children’s rights attorney and president of statewide advocacy group Florida’s Children First.

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