A lawsuit has been filed accusing a state agency of ignoring red flags that ultimately led to the tragic deaths of two children. According to a report by Miami New Times, the agency ignored the increasingly dangerous household and signs that the mother was behaving erratically. Read more from... View Article
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Howard M. Talenfeld, a leading children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has once again been selected by Florida Trend magazine for its annual Florida 500 list. This special section highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout... View Article
A Broward County, FL teacher has been accused of abusing a special needs pre-kindergarten student. Read more from WPLG Local 10 here.
One of America’s Most Prolific Pedophiles Sexually Abused Hundreds of Children in the South Suburbs of ChicagoOctober 3, 2023 10:58 pm Comments Off on One of America’s Most Prolific Pedophiles Sexually Abused Hundreds of Children in the South Suburbs of Chicago
Serial pedophile Thomas Hacker sexually abused hundreds of children in Illinois and Indiana, abusing the trust of children and parents through his leadership roles in the Boy Scouts, Catholic churches, suburban Chicago Park District programs, and Chicago Public Schools (CPS). From the 1960s through the 1980s, Hacker preyed upon boys... View Article
Trial of Former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Employees Charged in Connection to Child’s Death will Continue Mid-OctoberOctober 3, 2023 10:48 pm Comments Off on Trial of Former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Employees Charged in Connection to Child’s Death will Continue Mid-October
A McHenry County State’s Attorney criminally charged two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) child protection specialists with endangering the life of a child and health of a minor. Before 2019, when 5-year-old AJ Freund was found in a shallow grave, DCFS received at least 10 prior... View Article
Jury Awards Father $4.5 Million in Damages in Wrongful Death Case Involving Broward Sheriff’s OfficeAugust 18, 2023 8:14 pm Comments Off on Jury Awards Father $4.5 Million in Damages in Wrongful Death Case Involving Broward Sheriff’s Office
Christopher Nevarez, the father of Makenzie Nevarez, a 6-month-old baby girl who suffered catastrophic injuries and later passed away from blunt force trauma, has been awarded $4.5 million in damages in a wrongful death case involving the Broward Sheriff’s Office for failure to protect his daughter. Justin Grosz and... View Article
Jury deliberations are underway in this Justice for Kids case involving the death of 6-month-old Makenzie Nevarez. Her family is accusing the Broward Sheriff’s Office of negligence. Read more here.
Sun-Sentinel: A baby girl who was the subject of an abuse investigation was killed. Now, a trial begins that accuses child-welfare officials of negligence.August 9, 2023 8:56 pm Comments Off on Sun-Sentinel: A baby girl who was the subject of an abuse investigation was killed. Now, a trial begins that accuses child-welfare officials of negligence.
Justice for Kids is in court this week regarding a lawsuit about 6-month-old baby Makenzie Nevarez, whose babysitter went to prison in her death. They have alleged that Broward Sheriff’s Office was negligent, arguing the child protection investigator, under the auspices of the agency at the time, could have done... View Article
New Report Shows Florida Has Nation’s Highest Rate of Kids Visiting ERs For Preventable Dental IssuesJuly 21, 2023 9:12 pm Comments Off on New Report Shows Florida Has Nation’s Highest Rate of Kids Visiting ERs For Preventable Dental Issues
As reported by Florida Politics, a new report shows that most young children’s visits to emergency departments were related to a lack of preventive care, even when Medicaid covers the services. Read more here.
A New Mexico jury has awarded $485 million in damages in a civil case involving a child sexually assaulted in foster care. As reported by AP, the program allegedly placed the girl in the home of a foster parent despite knowing that he had been accused of sexual assault.... View Article