Florida Department of Children and Families
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is a state agency of Florida. Its headquarters are in Room 202 in Building 1 of the 1317 Winewood Boulevard complex in Tallahassee. The department provides social services to children, adults, refugees, domestic violence victims, human trafficking victims, the homeless community, child care providers, disabled people, elderly.
The department was created in 1996 when the Florida Legislature split the former Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services (HRS) into two new departments: DCF and the Florida Department of Health.
Bob Williams - 1991 - 1993
Buddy MacKay (acting) - March - July 1993
Jim Towey - 1993 - 1998
Kathleen Kearney - 1999–2002
Jerry Regier - 2002–2004
Lucy Hadi - 2004–2006
Bob Butterworth - 2006–2008
George Sheldon - 2008–2011
David Wilkins - 2011–2013
Esther Jacobo (interim) - 2013–2014
Mike Carroll - 2014–2018
Rebecca Kapusta (interim) - 2018-Present
Community-Based Care is an initiative of DCF to improve its Child Welfare and Foster Care Services by contracting with local not-for-profit social services agencies through a competitive procurement process designed to engage community stakeholders. Its goals are to increase accountability, resource development, local community ownership, and system performance. 
|1||Lakeview Center, Families First Network||http://www.familiesfirstnetwork.org/FamiliesFirstNetwork/|
|2,14||Big Bend Community Based Care, Inc.||http://www.bigbendcbc.org|
|3,8||Partnership for Strong Families||http://www.pfsf.org|
|4 (Duval, Nassau)||Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.||http://www.fssjax.org/|
|4 (Clay)||Kids First of Florida, Inc.||http://www.kidsfirstofflorida.org/|
|7 (St. Johns)||St Johns County Board of County Commissioners||http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/fip|
|7 (Flagler, Volusia, Putnam)||Community Partnership for Children, Inc.||http://www.communitypartnershipforchildren.org|
|6 (Pasco, Pinellas)||Eckerd Community Alternatives||http://www.eckerd.org/programs-services/system-of-care-management/eckerd-community-alternatives-pasco-pinellas/|
|12||Sarasota Family YMCA, Inc.||http://www.safechildrencoalition.org/|
|13 (Hillsborough)||Eckerd Community Alternatives||http://www.eckerd.org/programs-services/system-of-care-management/eckerd-community-alternatives-hillsborough/|
|20||Children's Network of SW Florida||http://www.childnetswfl.org/|
|5||Kids Central, Inc.||http://www.kidscentralinc.org/|
|9, 18 (Orange, Osceola, Seminole)||Community Based Care of Central Florida||http://www.cbccfl.org/|
|10||Heartland For Children||http://www.heartlandforchildren.org|
|18 (Brevard)||Brevard Family Partnership||http://www.brevardfp.org/|
|15, 17 (Palm Beach, Broward)||ChildNet Inc.||http://www.childnet.us/|
|19||Devereux Community Based Care, Inc.||http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=cbc_home|
|11,16 (Dade, Monroe)||Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.||http://www.OurKids.us|
- "About the Department of Children and Families." Florida Department of Children and Families. Retrieved on October 26, 2010. "1317 Winewood Boulevard Building 1, Room 202 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700"
- "Florida Department of Health - FDOH" United States Department of Health and Human Services website
- "Community-Based Care | Florida Department of Children and Families". www.myflfamilies.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- "Lead Agency Websites | Florida Department of Children and Families". www.myflfamilies.com. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
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