Resource: Bonnie L v. Bush

By: National Center for Youth Law

National Center for Youth Law

Plaintiffs filed this suit on behalf of twenty-two children against Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). The suit alleged that DCF failed to protect foster children in its custody from harm and to provide them with appropriate placements. Specific provisions of the complaint concerned the lack of foster homes and other placement options; overcrowded and inadequately supervised homes and facilities; and placement in homes that were dangerous, abusive, or neglectful.