WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The state Department of Children &
Families is tracking parents referred to treatment programs in Palm
Beach County to see if their families actually attend.
DCF often refers parents to programs for drug abuse, domestic
violence and parenting skills.
A new computer system will allow investigators to check whether the programs accepted the family and if the parents are participating. The system will alert investigators if a case needs attention.
Officials hope the system will eventually show them which
programs are working or keeping a family from being re-reported for
abuse or neglect.