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Department of Children and Families

What is the purpose of the department?

The Department of Children and Families works in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

What services does the department provide?

The department organizes its activities around services for various client populations.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2020-21
Fund Dollars Positions
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF
ADMINISTRATION
PROGRAM: EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND SUPPORT SERVICES
66,254,280
600.25
PROGRAM: SUPPORT SERVICES
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
61,268,228
232.00
SERVICES
PROGRAM: COMMUNITY SERVICES
COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
837,980,630
99.00
PROGRAM: ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM
ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY SERVICES
492,072,931
4,301.00
PROGRAM: FAMILY SAFETY PROGRAM
FAMILY SAFETY AND PRESERVATION SERVICES
1,520,200,179
3,676.00
PROGRAM: MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
375,618,734
3,144.50
TOTAL
3,353,394,982
12,052.75

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
The Auditor General reports on department operations are available on its website.
Websites of Interest
DCF Quick Facts
Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Florida's Center for Child Welfare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Public Human Services Association
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
National Center for Children in Poverty
Chronical of Social Change
Performance Information
Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan and Planning and Performance Measures, which reports the department's performance on external and internal measures for its various programs. The measures allows the user to view performance at both a statewide and geographic region level.

Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Section 20.19, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Department of Children and Families
Website