DCF Will Change Policies in Wake of Child's Death

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The state child welfare system says it plans
some policy changes after a Tampa father was accused of killing his
16-month-old son.

The Florida Department of Children and Families said Friday it
would improve oversight and follow-up of its cases, review all home
studies for families with young children and make other tweaks in
the aftermath of the death of Ronderique Anderson.

Ronderique's father, 23-year-old Dwayne Poole, is charged with
first-degree murder. Investigators say he threw his son on a bed,
and the child's head hit a dresser or wall. He died Feb. 5 after
four days on life support.

The child welfare department had been involved in Ronderique's
life since shortly after his birth.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 116505423 - wtvy.com/a?a=116505423
Gray Television, Inc.