Florida Department of Children and Families

About Florida Department of Children and Families

The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency. Ch.20.19 F.S.

We are a highly skilled workforce committed to empowering people with complex and varied needs to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their families. In collaboration with community stakeholders, we will deliver world class and continuously improving service focused on providing the people we serve with the level and quality that we would demand and expect for our own families.

A workforce that operates with integrity maintains loyalty to a code of ethics that requires the courage to take responsibility for providing the highest quality of service to the vulnerable. We are a solutions-focused learning organization built on a foundation of transparency in action and accountability of results. Both within the organization and among our stakeholders, we thrive in a culture of respect for diversity of opinion that is nurtured through open communication. High performing and committed, we are unified in our goal of excellence in achieving quality outcomes for those we serve.


Child Protective Investigator Intern

May 2019 - July 2019 Port Charlotte, FL
“I liked the independence and support they gave the interns. We were free to find interests and explore them on our own, while also having guidance if we needed it.”

Switchboard Operator

August 2017 Tallahassee, FL
“I honestly am grateful for my job. It is very flexible with my school schedule which is very important and most of the people are very kind.”
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