Office of Adoption and Child Protection

Phone: (850) 717-9261

Office of Adoption and Child Protection

The Office of Adoption and Child Protection was created, within the Executive Office of the Governor, for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive statewide approach for the promotion of adoption, support of adoptive families and prevention of child abuse, abandonment and neglect. The duties and responsibilities of the Office of Adoption and Child Protection are enshrined in Section 39.001, Florida Statutes (§39.001, FS), entitled Proceedings Relating to Children. The Office of Adoption and Child Protection is led by Director and Chief Child Advocate Zackary Gibson.

The Office of Adoption and Child Protection is the Governor’s liaison with agencies, governments and the public on matters that relate to the promotion of adoption, support of adoptive families, and child abuse prevention. The Office of Adoption and Child Protection is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of a strategic program and funding initiative that links the separate jurisdictional activities of state agencies with respect to the promotion of adoption, support of adoptive families, and child abuse prevention. The Office of Adoption and Child Protection oversees statewide public awareness campaigns and cultivates public and private support for these campaigns. With the assistance of the Department of Children and Families the Office of Adoption and Child Protection advises the Governor and Legislature on the status of the strategic plan.

 

 

The Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection also leads, staffs, or supports the following:

     Adoption:

   

 

Next Child Abuse Prevention and Permanency Plan (CAPP) Webinar
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Public Awareness Topics
June 2020

Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15 Hot Car Awareness Month
Elder Abuse Awareness Day Hot Car Awareness Month
Click HERE for Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs – Elder Abuse Prevention Program For more information, click each organization:
DCF – Office of Child Welfare – High Temperatures and Hot Cars
FLHSMV – Child Safety Awareness Campaign Data and Resources
SafeKids Florida
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Preparedness Month Reunification Month
Hurricane Preparedness Month National Reunification Month
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Florida Public Awareness Topics:

2020 Florida Public Awareness Calendar

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2020 Pinwheels for Prevention Statewide Campaign Toolkit

Protective Factors Webinar Series

Florida Children and Youth Cabinet

Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council

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Operation Strong Families

Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection’s Meeting Advisories

 

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