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June 25 is Family Reunification Day at the Moore Justice Center

Brevard County Dependency Court Judge Charlie Crawford will celebrate Family Reunification Day on Friday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in his courtroom at the Moore Justice Center – 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.  The event will honor those parents who have successfully completed a case plan and regained custody of their children. Family […]

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Reforms help states cut foster-care populations

NEW YORK — No single youngster can be the poster child for America’s foster care system, with its mix of happy endings and heartache. Yet Tatiana Fowler’s smile, as she embraces the woman who adopted her, gives a hint at the groundswell of change that is altering that mix for the better. http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/reforms-help-states-cut-541777.html

CFO Conference draws agency leaders from across Florida

MELBOURNE, FL – May 19, 2010 – Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency welcomed chief financial officers from community based care agencies across Florida, today, for the start of an annual conference that will run through May 21. Taking place at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront hotel, the three-day conference will focus on […]

BFP names Ropert director of communications

Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency has named Geo A. Ropert, APR its new director of communications.  Ropert has been working for the agency since 2008 as a communication consultant; initially as an independent contractor and later as a member of the Brevard Family Partnership staff. In this role, Ropert will be […]

Op-Ed Florida Children Receive Hope for a Better, Safer Future

The Capital Outlook Florida Children Receive Hope for a Better, Safer Future By Secretary George H. Sheldon, Florida Department of Children and Families Florida is celebrating Family Reunification Week from May 2 to 8 with events across the state. We are honoring the Moms and Dads who worked successfully to complete a case plan under […]

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BFP Reaches Milestone

Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency has achieved a milestone, marking its fifth anniversary of protecting children and strengthening families. On January 30, 2005, the State of Florida Department of Children and Families initiated its first contract with what was then Community Based Care of Brevard.   The agency was established in 2003, through a mandate […]

BFP prepares for arrival of Haitian children

MELBOURNE, FL – Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency is making preparations to accommodate Haitian children who have been left homeless and without families following the recent earthquake that leveled the island nation’s capital and outlying areas. Brevard Family Partnership is working closely with its partners and providers to assess its capacity in accepting children […]

DCF Moves Cocoa Office

The Florida Department of Children & Families ACCESS Application Center located at 705 Blake Avenue, Bldg E, Room ES8 in Cocoa will relocate to Byrd Plaza, 801 Dixon Blvd, Suite 1103 in Cocoa.  The current Center will close at 3 p.m. on January 5, 2010, and the new Center will be open for business on January 7, […]

Gatto’s Tires joins BFP and others for annual Holiday Gift Drive

Children in Brevard County’s foster care system and the Brevard C.A.R.E.S. abuse prevention program can look forward to gifts for the Holidays thanks to several local businesses and organizations, including Gatto’s Tires and Auto Service.  The company’s six locations throughout Brevard will be designated drop-off locations for Brevard Family Partnership’s annual Holiday gift drive that benefits the many […]

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BFP Spins off signature program Brevard C.A.R.E.S.

MELBOURNE, FL – Brevard Family Partnership’s signature child abuse prevention program, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) will soon be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the county’s lead child welfare agency, with a new, free-standing location, management team and a mission to continue to reduce the number of children entering the foster care system through abuse […]