The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state agency charged with investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and ensuring the safety of these children. The department does this by providing support services to children and their families, and in some cases, providing a place outside of the home for children to live while their caregivers work to provide a safe and stable home for them.
The Department of Children and Families contracts with eighteen (18) Community-Based Care (CBC) Partners to provide prevention, intervention, foster care and adoption services to thousands of families in the State of Florida. Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. is one of these eighteen (18) CBCs. Our Kids is responsible for Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys. Together, the CBCs are doing more than ever to support excellent parenting and to include foster families as partners in their mission to strengthen children and families