Miami Herald: Mom gets children; DCF gets skewered

Under Chapter 39, the judicial and executive branches exercise concurrent jurisdiction over the welfare of foster children who have been placed in DCF’s custody. See Simms v. State Dep’t of Health and Rehab. Servs., 641 So.2d 957 (Fla. 3d DCA), review denied, 649 So.2d 870 (Fla.1994).

Dep’t of Children & Family Services v. Interest of J.C., 847 So. 2d 487, 490 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002).
And that concurrent jurisdiction is not always a happy marriage.


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