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Governor's Proposed Budget Boosts Child Protective Investigations Funds

(Photo courtesy of BSO: BSO CPIS Major Lisa Baker, BSO Sheriff Scott Israel, HCSO Major Robert Bullara, BSO Col. Alvin Pollock, BSO CPIS Capt. Daniel Lindsey)


The Broward Sheriff's Office will receive a boost in funding for child protective investigations from Governor Rick Scott's new proposed state budget.

Sheriff Scott Israel attended Tuesday's news conference where the governor committed more than $31 million for child protection services piloted by the Department of Children and Families (DCF).  His budget plan also projects an additional $8 million will go to sheriffs’ offices that conduct child protective investigative services.

“Making certain child protective investigation units have proper funding is essential to the safety of our children," Sheriff Israel said.  "The Governor’s announcement emphasizes the importance of child protective services in our state. I appreciate his support because I know first-hand how important our job of protecting Florida's children is and how this funding will enable our program to improve the outcomes for the at-risk children we work with.”

For more information about the Governor's announcement visit the link below:


Posted At: 01/14/2014 04:22 PM

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