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Florida Department of Children and Families

SUMMARY OF RISK MANAGEMENT CASES


Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

DCF Risk Case Expenditures


$35,000,000 $30,000,000

$25,000,000

$20,000,000

$15,000,000

$10,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 2008-2010 2010 2009 2008

2008-2010 Plaintiff's Damages, Costs & Attorneys' Fees Defense Attorneys' Fees & Costs All Damages, Costs & Both Attorneys' Fees ( & ) $23,392,877 $6,975,355 $30,368,232

2010 $3,304,449 $1,132,997 $4,437,445

2009 $10,779,000 $1,389,127 $12,168,127

2008 $9,309,428 $4,453,231 $13,762,660

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

DCF Risk Cases by Region and Year


23

Region / Institution/ Program

15 13 12 10 12 10

7 6 6

7 5 5 4 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 Florida State Hospital (FSH) 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 Children's Legal Services (CLS) 1 1 0 0 Headquar ters (HQW) 1 4

4 3 2 1 0 Northwest (NWR)

4 3 1 1 3 3

Northeast (NER)

Central (CNR)

SunCoast (SCR)

Southern (SNR)

Southeast (SER)

2008-2010 2010 2009 2008

4 1 0 3

13 2 4 7

15 3 6 6

23 10 1 12

7 1 3 3

12 4 3 5

North Florida Eval. and Treatment Center (NFETC) 1 0 0 1

10 1 5 4

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

2008 - 2010 DCF Risk Cases


EMPLOYMENT, 18 Cases 19% CIVIL RIGHTS 1983, 14 Cases 15%

PHYSICAL OR MENTAL INJURY, 23 Cases 25%

WRONGFUL DEATH, 19 Cases 20%

SEXUAL ABUSE, 19 Cases 21%

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

DCF 2008 - 2010 Physical / Mental Abuse by Perpetrator


Natural Child, 2 Cases Inmate, 9% 1 Case 5% Failed Social Work, 4 Cases 18% Foster Child, 1 Case 4% Child Victim (Self Inflicted), 2 Cases 9%

Foster Parents, 9 Cases 41% Natural Father, 1 Case 5%

Staff Excessive Force, 2 Cases 9%

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

DCF 2008 - 2010 Sex Abuse by Perpetrator


Daughter, 1 Case 6%
Uncle, 1 Case 6%

Natural Mother, 1 Case 6%

Foster Child, 11 Cases 65% Foster Parent, 3 Cases 17%

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

DCF 2008 - 2010 Wrongful Death by Perpetrator


Male Paramour, 1 Case Natural Mother, 5% 1 Case 5% Unknown, 1 Case 5% Child Victim (Self Inflicted), 1 Case 6% DCF Employee/Staff, 3 Cases 16%

Natural Father, 4 Cases 21%

Foster Mother, 4 Cases 21%

Foster Father, 4 Cases 21%

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

DCF 2008 - 2010 Civil Rights Cases


Improper Investigation 1 Case 7% Negligent Supervision of Sexual Abuse 8 Cases 53% Failure to Provide Proper / Adequate Treatment for Clients, 3 Cases 20%

Disability Discrimination, 3 Cases 20%

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.

Disability Discrimination, 1 Case 7%

DCF 2008-2010 Employment Cases


Improper Termination, 2 Cases 13%

Age and Gender Discrimination, 1 Case 7%

Racial Discrimination, 5 Cases 33%

Age Discrimination, 1 Case 7%

Whistleblower, 2 Cases 13%

Racial & Age Discrimination, 1 Case 7%

Racial Discrimination & Whistleblower, 2 Cases 13%

Charts correspond to all Risk Management cases against DCF, excluding worker's compensation cases, that are resolved in excess of $15,000.