Writing on the foster care system in Florida, local attorneys Bernard Perlmutter, Robert Latham and Stewart Cooke published this powerful op-ed in The Miami Herald:
Florida’s foster care system is broken. In Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, where children are in the legal custody of the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF), we found so much harm being done to foster children that nothing short of a lawsuit could fix it.
As local attorneys representing young people in DCF’s care, we have a legal and moral obligation to act. After years of empty promises, it’s clear that legal action was the only way to make sure that a system that’s supposed to protect vulnerable kids is no longer harming them.
The full article is available here.